Where wild minds come to rest
Does anyone find that practicing mindfulness helps to reduce their MD?
Somehow, beating all my expectations, I've managed to practice mindfulness everyday so far this year. 15 days and going strong! Normally my MD/procrastination kicks in, as it does with everything, and I just don't get around to doing it.
I find that sitting still and trying to be mindful is really hard. It's just so difficult to still my mind and just be. I use a couple of apps on my phone. My mind is so busy! Is that just part of MD? I suppose people with MD probably have very active minds.
I've been having a few sessions with a counsellor recently, as had some problems at work. I mentioned my daydreaming (not MD, he won't have heard of it), and that for me it's part of procrastination and avoidance. We talked about being mindful with it, just observing 'oh, I'm daydreaming' and letting it be without judging. I find that sort of mindful acknowedgement of thoughts helps me to lower worry and anxiety. Let's see if it helps with my daydreaming...