Thursday, December 09, 2010

Balance and the lack thereof

I am trying to regain balance after a bit of a downswing. Not a real bad one, just a sleeping too much, can't find joy in anything, type of downswing.

Time to reconnect with Mindfulness.

Mindfulness Meditation is basically being fully connected in a non-judgmental way to the present moment. To be fully connected to the body and fully aware of the surroundings. There are better definitions out there but that basically sums it up.

Here is a link to a study about the effect of this on depression.

When I was practicing Mindfulness as a way of living I was balanced and stable. Somewhere along the way this past year or so I got away from it. I do not think it is coincidental that I destabilized after that.

Why is it so hard to do things that are good for us?