Mindful Monday ~ Balance

Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

Welcome to Mindful Monday a blogging event that has been created by Colleen over at Silverthreading but for a while is hosted here at “Just Fooling Around With Bee or The Bee Writes”.

Colleen follows her call to tell the fairies stories, so her blog follows other paths.

Therefore, I have stepped in as I believe Mindful Monday is important, and it is important to have it as a weekly feature.

Thanks Colleen for letting me be the host for the time being!

Mindful Monday is a blog feature to support each other on our mindful and healthy journeys. It is not a challenge but a community of bloggers who post insightful posts on Mondays which make us think, change and hopefully act too.

Please feel free to leave your link to your Mindful Monday post in the comments, so the Mindful Monday community has the chance to head over to your place and give and get support.

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Yesterday I lost my balance. For weeks now I have been a rock in the sea of madness that work has been but yesterday I lost it. Not in an extreme way but I just could not get back into balance and calmness. Thank goodness I worked more hours yesterday so I could just leave when it got too much and prevent worse.

I have done everything in terms of self-care that I know does help. I used the tools learned in therapy throughout the day but it just didn’t work. That’s how it is sometimes.

I have to accept the fact that life sometimes throws lemons at me and I can’t make lemonade out of it. Never mind. I went home vent my frustration at my husband who just took me in his arms and I let it go.

And instead of panicking and thinking all is lost I kept pondering what I need now to get back into balance. This morning, well, it’s rather night still when I write this, I used a mix of rosemary, ylang-ylang and vetiver oils in the diffuser to calm myself down and to ground myself.

I decided to write this post before I go to work because writing is just a way of letting go of panic and depression. I will also write diary a little later. And I will have a longer meditation session with some chakra clearing exercise.

I have another long and tough work day ahead before I have a day off but I feel now that I can brave it and will not get back into panic-mode. And that is a huge achievement!

Sometimes you just have to accept that balance isn’t an option for some time. You have to forgive yourself and let the chaos go and then move on on your mindful journey.

How do you deal with a chaotic day out of balance? What are your recipes to get back into a calmer state of  mind?

 

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6 thoughts on “Mindful Monday ~ Balance

  1. Yesterday, I cried during part of the worship service. Not something I’d plan, but it happened. Not the first time either. Nobody ever promised a grief walk would be tearless. Maybe I’ll create a poster with this message and post the link on this post later on.

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