Mindfulness: Getting to Know Your Stress

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Monday mornings are so blah. At the end of every week I promise myself I’ll use the weekend to get more organised, but then Friday night rolls around and all I want to do is party. When I say party, I mean put on my tracky dacks, order takeaway and curl up on the sofa in the foetal position. Despite my best intentions, I never use the weekend wisely to set myself up for a smooth week.

I start Monday feeling tired and stressed. I’ve been doing mindful meditation for a couple of years now (not always consistently) and have really dropped the ball in the last week. Every time I do drop the ball I really feel it. So, I thought I’d go back to basics and look at what stress is and what makes me feel it.

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Love to Meditate but Can’t Keep Still?

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Meditation is the bee’s knees. Everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Arianna Huffington take advantage of its benefits – lowering stress, improving physical health and heightening both cognitive functioning and creativity, to name just a few. It’s helped me so much in my life that I’ve become totally obsessed. But, sometimes I hate it…..

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