Reflections on My Mindfulness Class

I am pretty sure I posted about the 8 week mindfulness class I am taking. I missed last week's class. I was just too overwhelmed with spending a full day (plus) as an election judge, the results of the election, and the craziness at school to go to class.

Last week was the midpoint of the class, and the instructor had the participants complete a midpoint review. So after class last night, she asked me to complete one as well. One of the questions asked about what I was getting out of the class. The question gave me pause, because honestly, I haven't learned anything new. Before my diagnosis, yoga was one of my favorite classes at our fitness center. I started meditating as a way of coping with the stress of my diagnosis and the side effects of my treatment.

What I have learned from my mindfulness class is that none of those coping mechanisms work unless I am using them on a regular basis. Which means I have to get better at taking time for myself, whether it's attending what used to be my regular Monday night yoga class, meditating each and every morning, or getting out there for a run at least 5 times a week.

I MUST STOP FEELING SO RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYONE ELSE AND START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MYSELF!