Are you struggling with daily practice? Not finding your Zen?

Do you find it difficult to find time for Mindfulness and beat yourself up afterwards?

I’ve been finding it hard this week to get into my normal routine of mindfulness and meditation practice.

I have found my mind more active than normal, my focus isn’t there and I’m very tired that I can’t think of doing anything other than sleeping or flicking through Facebook! oops

If you have been experiencing the same thing I am with you.

Even on the hardest of days I have tried very hard to show up for myself, even if it’s a minute. This is an achievement in itself as I know it’s the last thing I want to do. I am proud that even my darkest days I have shown up on my mat.

It’s alright to have some time off and just be, if your not feeling it. We have to make a decision and stick with it. If we want a day off/week off, that’s OK. We shouldn’t feel guilty that we are not doing our daily practice.

I think it’s essential to know how your feeling and what you want to do. You can pick it up again any day and each day you can start a fresh.

I know even when I don’t want to meditate, afterwards I feel much better. It gives me some space to work out what’s going on and try to figure out some solutions and be kind to myself in the process.

We live such busy lives that we find it difficult to fit going to the toilet sometimes. It’s always go, go and more go and we carry on until we nearly drop. If we can be gentle and give ourselves a little me time, you might find mindfulness is the perfect remedy to your stress that you need. Once you become aware of where you are, breathing into the moment and slowing everything down, you can connect back to yourself.

We need to allow the space and rest for our body to release any stress and give it a chance to repair and restore the energy you need for the rest of the day.

Let’s be compassionate with ourselves this week, try sitting and breathing even when you don’t want to and see how it feels.

Give yourself some ‘mini me breaks’ with 2 minutes of breathing time morning, afternoon and evening, I think you’ll love the way it feels afterwards.

Let me know what’s happening for you this week? I’d love to hear about your mini breaks or meltdowns over Mindfulness and Meditation.

Love Vicki

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