How writing lists can help you be mindful

I’ve been feeling overwhelmed the past few days and under a lot of pressure.

I didn’t realise until tonight that I had been building up things in my head making them feel like they’re more difficult then they actually are or that I have lots of things I need to do but not enough time.

Our thoughts really do take control sometimes. Distorting reality.

Reality isn’t what you think in your head, reality it’s what actually happens.

I try to be more mindful but sometimes my thoughts get a little carried away. Usually I’m pretty good at catching myself & telling myself to snap out of it but this time it took me a little longer to realise. Which is okay! Noticing is better than not noticing at all.

Tonight I decided to write a list. I wanted to see how many things I actually need to do or want to complete over the coming weeks/months/how ever long, instead of just writing lists in my head & feeling overwhelmed when I thought couldn’t complete them.

Writing things down really helps me and I recommend you try it too. Especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed.

Tonight I wrote three lists.

  1. Things I want to do everyday
  2. Things I’m working on at the moment
  3. What I’m manifesting

Prior to writing these lists I was laying in bed having a little cry feeling very overwhelmed and as though I’m not good enough, fast enough and a bunch of other unmindful thoughts.

I can now mindfully look at my lists and realise that I can achieve these things and that I have actually already been achieving some of these things.

The overwhelmed feelings I had been experiencing the past few days was the result of not being mindful.

I was thinking all sorts of thoughts in my head and believing them instead of looking at the reality.

List writing puts things into perspective and helps you see things for how they really are.

I’d like to share with you a few things that I’m working on at the moment.

I would love to run everyday. It’s a new habit I’m trying to get into but I just keep forgetting… which then caused me to be hard of myself for the fact that I’d forget to do it. I do run, just not everyday.

The second thing I’m working on is to not be so hard on myself. And to realise that I’m doing a great job with the things that I do. Wether it’s YouTube, meditation and yoga practise, eating healthy & so on. I’m doing really well and I need to remind myself of this and be more kind to myself.

I want to focus on what I’ve done instead of what I haven’t done.

I’ve been so focused on learning to love and accept my body on the outside (no makeup, not shaving anymore etc) that I forgot to learn to love and accept other parts of myself. So this is definitely something I want to work on.

I hope this post inspires you to live in the moment & be more mindful. And remember to be easy on yourself.. note to myself too!

Thank you for reading 💛

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