The idea that we should feel happy all the time is pretty pervasive in our society… if we were just that bit richer, sexier, younger we would be in bliss… and its just around the corner.
A great way to practice mindfulness is to check in with yourself through the day.
Being more grounded and present can help in many ways. It can help to stop us being so reactive to triggers, it can also help us to be more aware of our emotions, and more able to process them rather than repress them.
How much time do we spend trying to stop ourselves from thinking negative, painful, thoughts or from feeling upset by something triggering…. And most importantly, does it work?