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Topic: Can there be a mind too full?

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  1. Mind2Full
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    30 September 2020

    Hi,

    I took up mindfullness a few years ago and believe that it has helped me overcome anxiety. However, I now feel too mindful of my surroundings and internal feelings that I am too stimulated and its impacting my ability to think properly. It is also having a negative impact on my feelings.

    So here I am seeking to be more balanced. Perhaps others with similar experience can share how they got balanced qnd maybe direct me in the right direction

    Thanks in advance

    Mind2Full

  2. Jolly Chaplin
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    30 September 2020 in reply to Mind2Full

    Hello, nice work for posting.

    It is a good choice to make with the mindfulness; but yes I’ve had the same thing happen.

    This is a similar path I’ve experienced, you start to hone your focus to your feelings, thinking it will help, for which it does for the main part, but there’s definitely a limit on thinking about how you feel all the time.

    Ive decided that directing my focus outwards on things that make other people smile or to make time for things I love is helpful. I’ve started cooking often for my family and playing music to reconnect to my true values.

    If you have a thing you love to do it can be a helpful break during the day to make time for it.

    Or the typical answer.. EXERCISE. Cliche- I know, but it does help. Especially when you can make it something that’s exciting to do. Hope this helps

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  3. tranzcrybe
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    30 September 2020 in reply to Mind2Full

    Hi Mind2Full,

    Greetings and welcome to the bb forums.

    You make a good observation - there is a limit to how aware of ourselves and surroundings we need to be before it starts to consume our very being.

    Perhaps the essence of mindfulness is devoting all of your attention to one task at a time, avoiding distraction, and enjoying being at one with whatever you are engaged in at the time. Once completed, simply let it go.

    It may be worth reading this post by blondguy:-

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/staying-well/mindfulness-what-is-it-(even-if-you-dont-know-please-post-so-we-can-help-grow-the-forums-accordingly)

    Regards,

    t.

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  4. Mind2Full
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    1 October 2020 in reply to Jolly Chaplin
    Thank you Jolly...it is helpful
  5. Mind2Full
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    1 October 2020 in reply to tranzcrybe
    Thank you tranzcrybe and directing me to a previous post....what is the best way to search for a topic on the forum
  6. tranzcrybe
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    1 October 2020 in reply to Mind2Full

    Hi Mind2Full,

    There is a Search Box at the top of the page - just enter some keywords and away you go.

    -t.

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