The holiday season should be a time of gratitude, mindfulness and enjoyment, but it also often comes with stress, mostly associated with Christmas shopping. But what if we took our time to plan and give more mindful gifts instead?
Mindfulness is a concept that has been around for as long as you can think of. Mindfulness is referred to as a state where a person is fully aware of their present and isn’t overwhelmed with whatever’s happening around them, regrets about what’s happened in the past or worried about what’s going to happen in the future. It isn’t something that you can just take from someone, mindfulness is already within us, all we have to do is reach out to it.
These are uncertain times, where this pandemic will lead us to is not in our control. But there’s no harm in investing this time to work on something that is in your control. How you decide to move forward, what you decide to do with your life, what goals you pursue are completely in your control.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus has all of us on our feet. Today several medical organisations worldwide are working on finding a vaccine for the disease. However, until it all comes to rest, everybody’s life is going to be majorly affected. And we should know that being too anxious and stressed or completely ignoring the truth will do us no good. Perhaps practicing self-care and mindfulness is the only sane option right now.