September 14, 2020
Word of the Week: Mindfulness
When thinking on the pandemic and how #quarantinelife changed and affected my personal daily life, one word comes to mind: Mindful. With fewer distractions and a bit more free time, I’ve noticed how much more mindful I am of the present moment. I worry and ponder less on the past, since our current situation and status quo feels so unexpected.
Planning, stressing and controlling—or attempting to, at least—the future became pointless (and literally impossible) since even tomorrow is up in the air. And it made me realize, all we really have is this moment. Right now.
I’ve started noticing how I feel in each moment without judging myself or my feelings. Something as small as an evening walk around the block with Andrew, a picnic in the park or even sipping boba tea on our rooftop terrace became a big deal.
Isn’t it funny how when we strip away all the excess, we can actually enjoy the simple moments that make up and sweeten our lives.
Want to discover more ways to squeeze in some mindful moments into your daily life? By popular request, I’m bringing back my 21-Day Mindfulness Challenge digital course, a self-paced, three-week experience for anyone new to mindfulness, craving more work/life balance and looking for guidance on how to recenter on the go. You’ll learn 21 practical, high-impact tips to weave mindfulness into your busy schedule. Goodbye burnout, and hello zen!
Ask Yourself: What am I present to in my life right now?
Weekly Mantra: I am present to this moment.
When in Doubt, Jam It Out!
Exile (feat. Bon Iver) by Taylor Swift (Follow the Spotify playlist “Jam it Out with Elizabeth” to stay up-to-date with the weekly tunes 🎵)
Things I Think You’ll Love:
Journaling is a great mindfulness practice because it helps you to develop self-awareness and self-awareness is the key to everything. I love using Studio Oh! journals to capture my thoughts and feelings, they are all so cute and colorful!
Are you someone who feels chronically stressed? Here’s a piece I wrote on Thrive Global, “Your Stress is Not a Trophy,” where I get up close and personal with our stress culture and share:
Can’t wait to help guide you on your mindfulness journey,