Lessons I Gained from My Mindfulness Practice
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Are you so busy working through your task list that you miss the obvious opportunities to have fun, laugh, or experience joy? You’re not alone!
Initially, I found myself struggling to let go of thoughts. The constant mental chatter seemed like a natural part of my existence, and quieting it down felt like a monumental task. But, as I persisted with the mindfulness techniques taught in class, something remarkable began to happen.
Gradually, I started to notice the space between my thoughts. I began to observe the rise and fall of each thought without getting caught up in their content. This newfound awareness brought a sense of calm and clarity that I had never experienced before.
The impact of mindfulness wasn’t limited to my own inner world. It started to spill over into my relationships, particularly in my interactions with my spouse. During intense discussions, I found myself responding with more patience and understanding. I was better able to listen without judgment and communicate more effectively.
This newfound awareness and ability to respond with less reactivity also extended to my interactions with colleagues and friends. I found myself approaching each conversation with more genuine curiosity and empathy.
My journey with mindfulness didn’t end with the class. Inspired by the transformative results, I decided to explore further. I attended mindfulness conferences and delved into the works of Brené Brown on vulnerability. These additional resources helped deepen my understanding and practice of mindfulness.
10 Life Lessons I Gained from My Mindfulness Practice
10 Life Lessons I Gained from My Mindfulness Practice, featuring my Mindfulness Coach, Suzanne Cushwa Rusnak highlights key strategies, actions and learning for women to get off the hamster wheel of being busy. High-impact women looking for more moments of joy, self-fulfillment and self-love would benefit from a Mindfulness Practice.
Take a listen of what I learned from My Mindfulness Teacher, Suzanne Cushwa Rusnak after she asked me:
JJ, What is Your Experience of Taking the Class?
:27 My First Lesson: Let It Go
:49 Second Lesson: Learn How Your Mind Reacts
1:44 Third Lesson: I Could Not Believe How Busy My Mind Was
1:53 Fourth Lesson: Surprised by the Way I Talked to Myself
2:02 Fifth Lesson: How I Would Build Up the Story to Support My Case
2:15 Sixth Lesson: Completely Surprised How Much Time I Spent in My Head
2:23 Trying to Figure Out What Someone Was Thinking . . .
2:42 Seventh Lesson: We Can Feel Exhausted
2:57 Eighth Lesson: Partner Mindfulness Training with Brené Brown’s Books
3:06 Ninth Lesson: Mindfulness was a Launching Pad to Understand How the Inside of Me Worked
3:14 Tenth Lesson: How I Feel Inside, Directly Impact the Outside
3:31 When We Are More Present, We Positively Impact the People Around Us
3:43 It Enhances Our Connections with Other People
3:50 We Are Social Creators, Designed to Be in Connection with Other People
4:14 BONUS!! Mindfulness is an Instrumental Life Skill that Can Enrich Your Life
4:44 Uncovering and Reassessing the Things You Already Have Within You
4:56 We Can Practice Being Present Anytime, Anywhere
5:07 The Way that We Think, About Everything . . .