So, I’m making progress with the 10 minute sessions on headspace.com and I think it’s helping me to approach things more calmly. So far. Anyway, I thought I’d have a go at another mindfulness excercise called ‘labelling emotions’ because emotional confusion is a bit of a thing for me (If I can find a suitable file type I will upload it, along with the mindful body scan). I didn’t do so well with this one though, I found it a bit of a struggle, but that could be because it’s Thursday (the end of my working week) and just sitting still made me feel quite happy. In fairness, I was able to label my emotion as contentment which should indicate some success, but I only called it that because I was worried about repeating ‘I can’t be arsed’ three times – y’know, in case the guy on the audio could hear me *shakes head at own idiocy* Sadly, I didn’t find this particular version of the exercise that useful, but it did occur to me that this type of meditation might be a good thing to try when you’re a bit confused about what you’re feeling or worried you might be entering into a mixed episode. I will seek out a better version.
But don’t fret, I dealt with this sort-of-failure well – by eating some leftover sweet potato mash. I don’t think its’ effects are as powerfully medicinal as the icecream I ate yesterday, but I’m doing ok 😉
Tonight I shall be returning to the Mindfulness BodyScan…I’ll report back on that, if I can stay awake. Peace.