I chose to do the mindfulness course because I’d heard friends talking about it but I didn’t really know what it was all about.
At the beginning of the year I decided to look into it. I came across Adam’s Mindfulness course, it really did appeal to me. But I remember not signing up to the full course in case I didn’t like it. I was looking for something to reduce my anxiety, I wanted calmness in my life. I found myself loosing my temper very quickly at members of my family and was so impatient. I really didn’t like me sometimes.
When I completed the first class, I knew that it was for me. The great thing about mindfulness, I think is that it’s not rocket science but it just makes you stop and look at yourself and life and relationships. We live in such a fast society, we want everything now, we are always rushing around.
I have only completed the beginners course and the happy course, I feel I have learnt so much, my family have also noticed that I am nicer to be around.
I think the time I realised that mindfulness had really made a difference to me was when we went on a trip to Iceland .
Too cut a long story short,I had booked my husband and daughter to go on a snow mobile trip in Iceland . I didn’t do it because of health reasons. I thought I’d wait in the cafe and anticipated waiting a couple of hours so I took a book with me all about mindfulness. Because the weather conditions were so bad it took them 7 hours to return. I waited 6 hours in the cafe and then an hour on the coach because the cafe was closing. When they returned I just calmly asked them if they had enjoyed themselves. If it wasn’t for everything I learnt from doing the course. I would have been all worked up and angry at them. But I had spent the time processing my thoughts and worked out that it wasn’t worth getting all stressed about and angry with them. It wasn’t their fault.
I have found myself on many occasions thinking things through much more. I try to be more positive. I listen to people carefully. I feel so much calmer. I don’t feel I am carrying all the anger around that I used to.
Adam I want to thank you so much. I hope to learn more from you.
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