Mindfulness is learning to be fully present and engaged with the present moment, with awareness but without judgement.
Mindfulness research in the last decade has shown how it can reduce stress, promote better sleep, and many of the top performing entrepreneurs and thinkers of our time all have some element of a mindfulness practice in their lives.
As a sensitive person who often struggled with anxiety and avoidance, I found journaling brought awareness to my thought patterns and helped me to trust the unfolding of my life. I pair this practice with meditation, lots of sunshine, and movement! Going inward is a unique life journey.
Curious about how to get the most out of a journaling practice? I created Notes to Mindfulness, a guided journal with all my favorite prompts and tools.
↠Insights timer - particularly their free 7 Days To Learn to Meditate course, then migrate to their Timer when you feel ready for unguided meditations.
↠ Headspace or Calm If you prefer more guided meditations both have amazing databases on their app.
↠ My guided Notes to Mindfulness Journal.
↠ Read these books:
Daring Greatly (On Courageous living)
The Celestine Prophecy (An Adventure parable)
Big Magic (for creatives)
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For me, meditation followed by journaling has been the best way to capture my thoughts, to process them in a way that is both useful and meaningful. This is what my typical morning looks like just after waking up.