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.

Yasmin

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