Mission: Mindfulness in 2019

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.

 

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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!

 

handwritten Hayley

15 Comments

  1. December 15, 2018 / 7:13 am

    Do what you enjoy, when you enjoy doing it. That my motto!
    #thesatsesh

  2. December 15, 2018 / 8:32 am

    I know this feeling well! Good luck with your mindfulness courses. I know you’ll be amazing because you already are. #thesatsesh

    • onamindfulmummymission
      Author
      December 18, 2018 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you so much xx

  3. December 15, 2018 / 9:47 am

    I think forced writing can take the fun out of things and you are right to write when it suits. Your training sounds great. We have Place 2 be in school and they run relax kids for some children which is great. #satsesh

  4. Karen Dennis
    December 15, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    My motto is do whatever makes you happy #satsesh@_karendennis

  5. December 15, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    You have to want to do it after all!! Happy Christmas to you and your family

  6. December 15, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    Yes , sometimes decisions need to be taken – so congrats Hayley. Excited for your new venture, it sounds wonderful if you can share your knowledge off line with a wider circle also 🙂 #thesatsesh

  7. December 15, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I’m so with you, Hayley. You must focus on what you want out of life and, let’s face it, what fits into your life! I’m glad to hear your mindfulness courses are going well. Are you getting work in schools to promote this? I wish you all the luck with whatever you do! I’m working full time wishing it was part time again! Finding the balance is an ongoing battle. I’m not blogging quite so much either and it’s ok. Xx 😍#thesatsesh

    • onamindfulmummymission
      Author
      December 18, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks so much Sophie – I have worked with a couple of new schools this academic year which is really exciting. Hoping you can have a well earned rest at Christmas – you are awesome for being in the classroom XXX

  8. December 15, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    I hope you have a rest and find your mojo soon , merry Christmas and goes you have a lovely time with your family X #thesatsesh

  9. December 15, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    Good for you for being intentional in what you do. Best of luck! #thatsatsesh

  10. December 21, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Oh Hayley, well-done for recognising your needs and setting your priorities! (I’m awful at prioritising…) Wishing you all the best for the year ahead! I also want to thank you for the audio guide to doing the STOP practice which is found on the first page of your co.uk website, I just did it and am feeling much better for it! So, thank you, and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family, and a Happy New Year! xx

    • onamindfulmummymission
      Author
      January 15, 2019 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks so much Malin and take care xx

  11. December 31, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    #thesatsesh sorry I’m so late 🙁 happy new year hun.
    I have to say the comments above are truly warming…we have a lovely little community of bloggers. My word is ‘achieve’….
    lots of love into and beyond 2019

    • onamindfulmummymission
      Author
      January 15, 2019 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks so much hon – and you’ve reminded me I’m even later at commenting than you are! Will rectify this this evening xx

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