We have reached the end of the Mindful Way Workbook. We have learned to recognize aversion, allow things to be and acknowledge our uncomfortable emotions before letting them pass, see thoughts as thoughts and not truth, and that changing what we do can change how we feel. Furthermore, that certain activities nourish us while others drain us.
We’ve identified our unhelpful thought patterns, triggers and signs that signal you are losing control. We’ve learned many mindfulness techniques like the 3-Minute Breathing Space, Mindful Movement, and Breathing Meditation to help cope with and manage our emotions and thoughts.
To stick with your practice choose some practices you feel benefit you and practice them for a few minutes everyday. Try to bring awareness to everyday activities that you do on autopilot such as brushing your teeth or driving to work. Bring awareness to your posture, the movement of your body as you walk or the way food tastes as you chew. Choose to be present and bring awareness in all aspects of your life, and not to live in avoidance of the unpleasant.