I took this unfortunate event to take a hard look at my FB use, and how it was affecting me. I needed some time to disconnect, so I deleted Facebook from my phone. Consequently, I notice myself automatically going to check an app that is no longer there, but having a lot more free time. Breaking a habit is not easy, but I am mindfully disconnecting to preserve my sanity.
Mindfulness can be an anti-dote from the stress and anxiety that many of us are feeling. Not only is the world changing from a political standpoint, but the changes in technology are increasing addiction to our devices. This combination is a recipe for anxious and reactive people.
Learning mindfulness and meditation doesn’t mean that we don’t experience stress or anxiety anymore. It means that we have tools in our toolbox to counteract the effects. The concepts and techniques of this practice have taught me to calm myself and relax my nervous system so I can function effectively and maintain my mental and physical health. Training the mind is something that we were never taught in school, and our brains don’t come with a user manual!
If you are interested in learning more about how to do this…
I can help. Feel free to reach out.