This week we dive into the topic of mindfulness. To me mindfulness is getting curious about how we respond to things—it’s an opportunity to work with our thinking. With mindfulness, we shift to an observer and take note of what we pay attention to as well as question our perceptions.
Often when we become mindful of our automatic thoughts we discover that we spend too much time in an unhealthy state judging and evaluating ourselves and the people around us. Mindfulness helps keep us from getting too lost in our storyline.
We can view our situation with greater clarity and perspective, which opens the door to responding proactively rather than reactively. It’s about awareness and then intelligence. You can’t solve what you don’t acknowledge!