The Little things in life

The most content I ever will be is in bed with hot tea, soothing music and a good read from a book or the internet.

Time of day doesn’t matter all that much; I have found mornings, late afternoons (pre or post naptime) and evenings. This pretty much includes all times of day except noon, however I would imagine one who sleeps in would enjoy a nice morning/afternoon with these comforts.

It’s good to remember the simple things in life. This doesn’t just include tea, a good read or the internet because people are individuals with different tastes and a myriad of things bring individuals joy. The above mentioned things bring me joy and help keep me grounded in enjoying life in the present rather than worrying about the past or future. There are so many things to be worried about that sometimes it is easy to forget about just being in the present.

I am coordinating an event on mindfulness, and there are many ways to be mindful. Mindfulness is about being in the present and not worrying about the past or future. Originally, mindfulness was derived from Buddhism but is applied to psychology. There are many categories mindfulness can be applied to including eating, sleeping, exercising…and many more.

Presently, I am tired and about to go to sleep but some good reads I found on mindfulness are:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marina-illich-phd/mindfulness_b_4882114.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/fashion/mindfulness-and-meditation-are-capturing-attention.html?_r=0

http://blogs.hbr.org/2012/10/mindfulness-helps-you-become-a/

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/d9cb7940-ebea-11e1-985a-00144feab49a.html#axzz2vRIBPxAR

Enjoy and remember to take that much needed nap, walk in the woods or just one minute to close your eyes and focus on your breathing rather than whatever stressful thing on your laptop. Be mindful and live in the present for now – you do have the ability to choose to put stress behind you and relax, calm down for a moment.

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About Classyasfemme

"Those of us with the power to speak must speak" -Staceyann Chin College student doing some reflecting and soul-searching. Will occasionally write about the immigrant diaspora, sexuality, religion, social justice, loss, and offer advice. Most of the time it will be scrambling for answers to questions I don't know the answers to. I write as a way to express what otherwise might be forgotten in passing. I write to heal, I write to forgive, and I write for equality. Thanks for reading about bits and bobs of my little life. Keep on smiling. Profile picture is a series of body art photos done by Chinese artist Huang Yan by the way. Feel free to look him up if you're curious. View all posts by Classyasfemme

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