Day 24: “I’m awesome, cool.”

“Somebody can say the most negative thing, and I’m like, ‘So I’m awesome, cool.'” – Kelly Clarkson (Sunday Today)

In the beginning, I categorized this challenge under the guise of “diet & exercise”. Within a couple of days, I realized my journey was not about the exact micros count of my calorie intake for the day. And it wasn’t about a finite number of excessive minutes on the treadmill. Through my realization that this could be more, I re-billed the challenge with the title of “wellness”.

For the past three weeks or so, I have been struggling to understand my true intentions for undertaking this challenge. As part of the wellness package, I have struggled to focus my attention on the aspect of mindfulness. What is mindfulness?

According to Mindful.org:

“Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.”

By virtue of creating this blog, reflecting on the past and sharing my thoughts on the future, I feel it is nearly impossible to be fully mindful of my situation. The majority of my posts are “past-tense” or “after the fact”. To be fair, I am not overwhelmed by what’s going on around me. In fact, I am very conscious of my environment. Am I overly reactive to what’s going on around me? How would I know?

This is where your honest, genuine feedback comes into play. Am I overly reactive to what’s going on around me? How can I improve my approach to mindfulness? As you formulate “mindful”, constructive responses to my queries, indulge in the following video clip courtesy of Sunday Today. Why does Kelly Clarkson feel “gypped”?

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