I’ve been bemoaning how I neglect this blog on and off for a while now.
I have kept hoping my blogging mojo would return. I’ve been proud of some of the posts I have written from this very first one to others which I have shared on the Huffington Post. But it’s not to be. I feel less and less inclined to sit up on a laptop in an evening blogging. I have extended my formal mindfulness practice to be 20 – 40 minutes most days and am enjoying time with my young family on my sabbatical year away from the secondary school classroom. I know when I need to rest and relax rather than tap away on a keyboard.
My mindfulness teacher training continues and I am very excited about qualifying to teach the 8 week MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) course in early 2019. This, as well as my qualifications to teach mindfulness in the workplace (a 6 week workplace MT course), the Mindfulness in Schools Project ‘dot be’ course to 11 – 18 year olds, and the ‘paws be’ mindfulness course for 7 – 11 year olds, are offering me more and more opportunities to support people build their own mindfulness practice away from the blog.
So you will still find me writing on here occasionally but it will be when I feel the urge to, rather than feeling a pressure to post regularly. Instead you will find me building www.missionmindfulness.co.uk, delivering courses, visiting workplaces and going in to schools promoting mindful living in the 21st century. You will also find me over on Instagram still giving some thoughts and reflections on incorporating mindfulness into busy lives.
So intentionally looking forward to the year ahead my one word to help me shape my approach to 2019 is focus. I will be trying my best to focus on what is really important to my family, my own well-being and my business venture and prioritising how I spend my time as a result.
So that just leaves me to wish my lovely readers a restful Christmas and a fulfilling 2019.
Keep in touch!