Mar 25, 2013

Mindful Living.

Having some time to think over life isn't something that happens often enough for me. Usually, my spare time is spent 'doing' rather than 'thinking'. One activity or goal leads to another, the time in between flies past on auto pilot and before you know it, you find yourself being a detached bystander watching your life unfold. It's as if your life is something that just happens to you.

These days, I find myself 'thinking' more than 'doing'. The commotion of my old life has been turned off. The silence and stillness that now exists (in my mind, at least) has been the perfect environment for a bit of old fashioned self discovery and analysis.


Ironically, for someone who blogs, good old fashioned pen and paper has been my preferred medium. The act of picking up a pen and filling pages with thoughts and goals, strengths and weaknesses has been both cathartic and empowering. Besides, nothing on a computer can beat the feeling of defiantly crossing through your writing with a slash of black ink.


Each bullet point gets committed to memory. Each page of writing represents progress on my journey. Each blank page is a fresh start, the indentations from the previous pages of writing anchoring the future with the past.


So, my mind reset is in progress. I'll be ready to press the button soon. Armed with new goals and attitudes, I am sure every moment and interaction of each day will benefit from the more active approach I'm taking to life.


Here's to mindful living!


  1. Something gorgeousMarch 25, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    You are so right about pen and paper. Its a wonderful way to "get to know" who you are and what makes you tick. Good luck and keep enjoying the experience. G.x

  2. I quite like making notes on my iPhone.
    Glad you have had time for stillness!!

  3. Sarah - Style UnearthedMarch 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    I'm glad you had time to work on your goals. I love pen and paper for planning. Can't beat it!


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