Monday, July 19

Towards a Still Mind

Today, I've done what I keep putting off.

It may not sound like a big step to you but I'm positively a-glow with Good Intentions.

Drained of energy, I realised yet again how much time I spend rushing around in my mind, and its exhausting me.
Even when I'm doing, I'm thinking about doing something else or about what I should have done, or could have done or what I did wrong or how I could do it differently.
Not to mention all the ideas and plans and schemes for both home and business. . .
That inner voice simply will not stop.

I would like to take a holiday from myself.

I try to be aware of Mindfulness and then become frustrated because the thoughts still keeping surging in, all shouting ME ME ME and I use "switch-off time" (i.e bedtime. . .bad idea) to catch up with the important things I didn't have time to think about because my mind was so busy with trivia clamouring to be processed.

So, fed-up with repeating the tired old mantra
"I'll sort out some me-time and learn how to be calmer",  this morning I followed a link sent by a friend (how well she knows me) to
Get Some Headspace
and registered for the 10 day led-meditation which is free.

My overdue journey towards a still mind couldn't have been simpler.

Just 10 minutes a day they say.
I'll let you know how much difference it makes.


Sherri B. said...

Oh please do let us know. I was dignosed with ADHD about 8 yrs. ago and that is what I live with all of the time so I gather as much of this type of information as I can get and really do try to apply it (as life is out of control if I don't). Thanks for thinking of us as I'm sure everyone could use new helpful hints. Have a great Monday.

Jee said...

That sounds like a great idea.

KC'sCourt! said...

Let me know how your get on with it and please tell me if it works and I'll join you.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Menopausal musing said...

I really, really hope it works for you. Let us all know please as it sounds fascinating.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Elaine!
Such a good idea, well done for signing up to do this. It isn't easy to do the things which will help us be serene and calm, is it? There's always something else to do... I hope you get on really well with the meditation, it certainly is powerful stuff and I hope it will help to switch off all those clamouring thoughts.
Take care,
Denise x

Lucy@Corset Laced Mannequins said...

Elaine, thats what comes from being self employed and running a small business! I'm just glad I'm not the only one. For me writing lists works and then being self motivated to complete them...that of course is the hard bit...but I'm getting there. As for calming myself...I take a few minutes a day looking out of the window watching the trees blowing about or just staring into space...oh dear I sound a bit of a noodle! I will read with interest your progress (might enrol myself). Lucyxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Curious if it works out for you, will stay tuned for the outcome... <^_^>
Sending lots of Dutch JOY your way for a lovely Monday xxx

Andi's English Attic said...

It seems there's quite a few of us who wait with interest for your verdict. If good, we'll be rushing over there to join. xx

Kim said...

Let me know how that meditation (I wrote medication at first by accident) works! I need some of it. Love to you and Kit.

ilovemyhouse said...

Hi dear. Thanks for sharing this, Lord knows i could do with a bit of headspace. Don't know when but i'm definately going to try this.And the picture, yeah it's still here and whenever my brother visits i avoid the subject of a "hang trial " (don't know if this is English so please excuse me ) at his home completely !
Have a relaxing week. XX

bad penny said...

I really hope this works - I should meditate - my head is very fuggy at the moment and I'm exhausted all the time but doing very little. I did go on a retreat where there was meditation but I didn't know how to do it properly !

Funny about the dwarf egg - I said to my daughter that the hen must have farted it out !!!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Sound like it will be useful, will wait with interest for the verdict. I am always full of good intentions and then fail half way thru.

PS Love the photos of Bruce your horse, especially the goodbye!! :-) How is his leg doing?

Gena said...

I know how you feel Elaine! life is very busy! am interested to know how you get on I might give it a go myself.xx

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

I would love some space in my head - no matter how hard I try I just cannot switch off. Reading the comments it looks like a lot of us like minded ladies have the same problem. Let us know how you do and if successful you can be the first of us all with calm in your life.

Sylvia said...

I hope this meditation works, brave that you're sharing this !
Take care,

Helen said...

I sooooooh know just what you mean!!
Love Helen

Vintage from the Village said...

Thank you for the lovely parcel of knitting patterns ! you are very kind and loved the lavender sprig :)
Will be interested to hear how the course goes.
Must be off to the post office now with todays parcel pile
Best wishes and thanks again

winnibriggs said...

Sounds like 'just what the doctor ordered' Hope it is the gateway to something good for you. Glad you liked the string tin, I feel I am not on my own now with my strange desires. My family often think I am mad when my wish list contains things like this. At the moment I have listed a jam pan, sieve, bedside cupboards and a doormat....all the girly things one would wish for ...he.he!!
Jenny x

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