This year really has been one for the books. We’ve seen a pandemic, murder hornets, a massive civil rights movement and more, and it’s only June. We still have another six months before 2020 has concluded, and I think a lot of us are cautiously curious to see what else this year has in store.
With such a sporadic and unpredictable situation we have found ourselves in throughout 2020, I feel as though the practice of mindfulness has never had more significance. This year has proved just how hectic and unstable life can be, hence why being more aware of our thoughts and emotions has more relevance than it has in the past.
As much as I appreciate the concept of mindfulness, I find it difficult to practice it as much as I should. And, I feel like a lot of us can relate. It’s far too easy to find excuses that take precedence over making time for ourselves, and things like mindfulness can slip through the cracks.
That being said, many of us have had some extra time on our hands as of late because of the COVID-19 outbreak, and it might be useful to take advantage of this extra time to dabble in some advantageous self-care.
The great thing about mindfulness is that it can be practiced in so many different forms. Meditation, self-reflection, yoga, bullet-journaling, doodling, colouring and painting are just a few examples of how we can engage in mindfulness. Try to figure out which form works best for you and take it from there.
Mental health has fortunately been emphasized throughout society in the last little while, and even more so since the pandemic began. Now is the time to take the initiative to work on ourselves, and mindfulness is a fantastic way to get started on the journey of investing in our own well-being.