Forget About It

Forget About It

Have you ever had a day where you just can't stop thinking about that one stupid thing you wish you had never done?  Of course, we all have those days (maybe some have more than others.... me!)

But dwelling on our thoughts can be detrimental to our mental health and well-being. It's easy to get caught up in negative or anxious thoughts and let them consume us, leading to a cycle of rumination and worry that can be difficult to break. However, it's important to recognize that these thoughts are not always accurate or helpful and can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and even depression.

We must all practice the art of LETTING GO.  

Swelling on our thoughts prevents us from living in the present moment.  We give up this moment, this hour, this day, all because we can't let go of something this is already in the past. Constantly thinking about the past (or worrying about the future) can rob us of the joy and beauty that surrounds us in the present. It's essential to learn to let go of negative thoughts and focus on the positive aspects of life.

By practicing mindfulness and being aware of our thoughts, we can develop the skills to acknowledge our negative thinking patterns and reframe them in a more positive way. This can lead to a more positive outlook on life, better mental health, and increased resilience in the face of challenges.

Mindfulness matters.

One important mindfulness exercise that we should do every day is a mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation involves focusing our attention on the present moment, without judgment or distraction. It can help us to reduce stress, improve our mental clarity and focus, and enhance our overall well-being.

To practice mindfulness meditation, find a quiet and comfortable place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to relax your body and mind. Then, bring your attention to your breath, observing the sensation of the air moving in and out of your body.

As you breathe, thoughts will inevitably arise in your mind. Instead of getting caught up in these thoughts, simply acknowledge them and let them go, returning your attention to your breath. Continue this process for a set amount of time, such as 5-10 minutes, or longer if you prefer.

The goal of mindfulness meditation is not to eliminate all thoughts or achieve a particular outcome but rather to cultivate a non-judgmental awareness of the present moment. By making this practice a daily habit, you can improve your ability to stay focused and calm in the face of stress and uncertainty, and enhance our overall well-being.

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