I had given a speech last week to some wonderful Ladies that couldn't get enough of the mindfulness information I was giving them. That is what I love about public speaking. You get to open up your audiences mind and help them understand the subject you are presenting.
Now, Mindfulness is simply "being aware on purpose". I love this definition. That is what mindfulness is. Being aware of your emotions, thoughts, and intuition ("gut" feelings.) In being aware of this we can decide when we are going to stay calm or get upset about a situation. The main goal is to stay calm and peaceful. Right? We want the peace in our lives as much as possible.
We make a choice to be mindful. It doesn't just come to us. We have to decide to address the situation or to let it go. DO NOT get me wrong I am not saying let people walk all over you in the name of mindfulness. I am simply saying pick your mindfulness battles.
Here is an example I gave in my speech.
It is a stand courtesy in the office that who ever gets to the office first starts the pot of coffee. Everyone in the office does it besides one person... JAN!! (sorry if your name is Jan) For whatever reason, she will not make the coffee no matter what!! Everyone knows this.
So, you have had a very hectic, crazy morning and all you want to do is sit down enjoy your coffee for 10 minutes before you start your crazy day. You get to work realize you are not the first one there. You have a big smile on your face because you know the coffee will be made. You turn the corner and BAM!!! JAN!! is at her desk and she is the only one.
You have 2 choices.....
One, you could flip your shit and lose your mind and regret everything you just said OR
Two, you could smile say good morning and walk to the kitchen make your amazing coffee and sit with your cup for 10 minutes and enjoy that coffee before your crazy day.
Taking option two would be better because you wouldn't have to apologize for being the crazy lady that flipped out for not having coffee ready and feel all yucky about it. You found the peace the calm by making your own coffee right?
Think about what you want to say before you say it. Take a deep breathe and release it all out. I know this doesn't always happen this way but, taking the time before you respond will help increase your peace of mind and calm. So, be mindful. Ask yourself is this worth my energy? If the answer is NO then, reach out, grab it out of the air and throw it away. Because it is not worth it.
Stay mindful Peeps it will help keep you sane. :)