Hello and happy Monday, friends! I’m so excited that May is almost here because it’s my birthday month AND I decided to focus solely on mindfulness throughout the month of May. You might be wondering why or what mindfulness means or why you should care about it?
When I was actively trying to lose weight, I learned techniques to become more aware of the food and drink I was consuming. I tried a lot of different things but one memory is stilly pretty clear, I was NOT mindful of my intake or my eating style. I would try to go all in on a plan and then a few days in go back to old habits. It’s a pattern many of us are familiar with and it’s not enjoyable at all.
Enter in mindful eating. Mindfulness is what helped me start to slow down and pay attention to my surroundings. I began to find myself eating less in front of the TV or if I did I at least took out my portion and didn’t eat straight from the bag/carton/box/container. I began to pay attention more to the portions I ate and I really focused on how supportive my environment was.
Enter in YOU! I practice mindfulness everyday and I want to pass on my knowledge and experiences to you. I’m not saying you should become mindful to lose weight, I’m saying it will help your eating experience feel better. Mindful approaches to our body, thoughts, food, drink, and more can help us become healthier as a whole. If your goal is to get more in touch, to become aware of habits that aren’t bad but maybe aren’t helpful, or if you do want to change your body…mindfulness is a GREAT place to start.
So. Where do we go from here? You join me through Mindful in May! Every post throughout the month will be focused on a way you can become more mindful. The weeks will focus on mindfulness about food, your environment, your mind, habits and more. Make sure you’re signed up for the mug club emails as you may get some extra special things throughout the month!
There will also be special reminders and ideas in my Instagram stories! That is where the crux of it will take place. I plan on having a daily mindful tip (they will all be saved in story highlight) and encourage you to share how it impacts you! I’ll also be doing a giveaway this month to those who participate. All in all, it’s going to be a great month and a chance for you to become more mindful. Recognize, however, that it’s just a month and while I don’t believe we can “break” habits, I do believe we can form new ones and practice (A LOT!) them until they become formed.
If you have questions, feel free to reach out anytime! You can reach me here in the comments, my email firstname.lastname@example.org or through Instagram direct message. I cannot wait to take these mindfulness challenges with you every single day!