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A reminder about mindfullness

I had a incident today that I was able to to overcome with the lessons I have learned so far, from reading a book on mindfullness. Of course, I had an immediate reaction to the incident – ie: tears, then I phoned a friend lol.  The mindfullness came into play when I- A) – focused on breathing, and- B) tried to think of the big picture. Trying to keep my perspective of the whole situation and not lot my emotions rule my reaction.

Kinda like a bee sting – you can’t control where the bee is, you can’t control the direction it flies in, and if you happen to be in it’s path and get stung -don’t take it personally.
My MS has been a bit of a nuisance lately, and yesterday was a particularly rough day, you know -when you wake up more tired than when you went to bed, your body feels like a tub of wet cement and your vision is blurry but your glasses are clean :). Other random symptoms, but depression was the biggy.

Today – was much improved, which i probably why “the bee sting” was extra annoying. We all know that when we are feeling good, nothing seems to stop our flow of good energy -but when we are feeling depressed and down and basically out to lunch -the little things bug the bejuses out of us. Now I tried my mindfullness training yesterday- I need more training – but I knew that the best thing to do was minimalize the day. Worked pretty good.  I also have awesome support from my sweetie whom I love very much and try to do the best I can, cause he deserves it.  Focus on the positive.  Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Live life one day at a time and live every minute.   Find your smile, fake it til you make it, Yeah I know this to be true.  and then the sun comes out!!!  OMG, what a difference that makes!!

 

By Sarah Lomas

I have my eyes wide open to catch all my dreams. MSWarrior! Widowed and then some, proud mom of two fantastic kids. Wear two hearing aids and primarily lip read. Always looking for new things to to try.