“What you focus on grows.”
It’s hard to read anything on health and wellness nowadays without coming across the term “mindfulness.” And for good reason, too. The practice of being mindful is credited with reduced rumination, stress reduction, focus, relationship satisfaction, and much more, according to the American Psychological Association.
And so, given my interest in wellness, yoga, and personal development (and because I’d be lying if I didn’t say I want more of these benefits in my life!), I’ve become more and more of a mindfulness student lately.
I recently read a special edition of TIME magazine devoted to the subject (highly recommend getting a copy), started meditating more frequently, used a gratitude journal, and signed up for a mindfulness class.
I’m someone who loves attending classes – they keep me accountable, are scheduled regularly, are interactive and insightful. So my once-a-week commitment has been a great way to learn more about the practice and put it in place.
One thing the instructor mentioned that stood out for me, that I believe she said she read somewhere, was the statement “what you focus on grows.” She used the example of worrying – if you’re focused on worrying, it will take up your energy and headspace and grow to be bigger the more it’s given attention. I loved this quote and the idea that we can manifest more of what we want in life (and lessen what we don’t want) just by paying attention to what is consuming our thoughts. Awareness is the key!
Since I’m practicing my hand-lettering, I wrote it out to serve as a great reminder for me.
Heard this phrase in a mindfulness class and it's stuck with me ever since. Perfect quote to practice my hand-lettering skills with 🖌Blended up this quick and DELISH green goddess smoothie this morning ➡️ * 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut-almond milk * Handful frozen spinach or kale * 1 tbsp ground flax seeds * Half a ripe banana * Half a ripe avocado * 2 dates * 3 ice cubes Enjoy!! 🙌🌱🌸 #smoothie #greenjuice #handlettering #quote #qotd #quotes #calligraphy #greensmoothie #recipe #health #wellness #healthyeating #cleaneats #smoothies #smoothierecipe #nosugar #healthy #creative #saturday #morning #goodmorning #veggie #vegan #instavegan #eatclean #inspo
Do you practice mindfulness and what pieces of wisdom have you found to be most helpful?