Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Mindfulness for Beginners

I don’t pretend to be an expert on anything mindfulness-related yet. For now I’m learning and enjoying the journey. Of course I intend to do this my way, but I’m naturally very theoretical, and always want to understand the detail behind things so I invested in this book.


So far, so good. I love to hear other people’s views as well as understanding the theory behind practicing mindfulness. It would appear that it is almost becoming en vogue, something I wasn’t aware of, but will make best use of. Hopefully this will mean lots of information, sharing and understanding of the practice. I will shortly be moving again, finally into my own apartment and I have been researching 8-week mindfulness courses around the area. I think I’ve found the one that fits for me, and I’m looking forward to enrolling and starting to be guided along this journey.

As a useful tool for my mindfulness practise, I also grabbed a copy of the Mindfulness Journal from my favourite stationary store. Their products are so adorable, and they currently have a range devoted to inspiration. This journal is perfect for my ever so slightly nerdy obsession with writing things down, and tracking what’s happening. For this though, I actually think it will be a good thing.


I love the journal - it has pages of meditation information, mindfulness practice and space for your own thoughts. It then splits up into months, to reflect on the month as a whole, as well as space for individual days. I think this is a great set up, allowing yourself to then reflect back on how you've change and progressed over the year.


I really want to get started on an 8-week mindfulness course. I'm really keen on this one from The Mindfulness Project, and this one from The Now Project. Part of me thinks I need to go easy on the courses - I'm already well underway with my Nutritionist Course - but then again, I really enjoy learning things I'm interested in and I think the two go hand in hand.

7 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds a great project! Amazing quote too! =)
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    Jessica

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  2. This is a really nice post- i think we could all learn from being a bit more mindful! That journal is a great help too, I might look in to this :) xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
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  3. I love practicing mindfulness, it really helps me! There is an app I use called Headspace and it is brill!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  4. I've been thinking about trying out meditation, my boyfriend keeps telling me to practice because I get stressed sooo easily - he has been practicing for a few years now and he can just sit peacefully with no thoughts and I really want to be able to do that! I may look into getting the journal!

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  5. I'd love to be able to meditate, I think far too much and it would be nice to be able to flick the 'off' switch and just clear my thoughts occassionally! Let me know how the course goes.
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