Sunday, August 22, 2010
Mindfulness While Stressed
Case in point - last week we - my mom, two sisters, my fiance', and I - met with the flower-and-cake lady. I wasn't feeling well and just wanted to hurry up and get it over with. My older sister was trying to explain something to me and I snapped at her. She didn't say anything but later my mom told me I'd hurt her feelings. I apologized to her but I still felt really bad. Here everyone is going out of their way to help me and I acted in a manner that was completely thoughtless and ungrateful.
Maybe something good came out of it though. It reminded me of the need to be mindful. To simply accept the stress as it comes without getting caught up in it. I know I'll have to remind myself to do this again and again but that's ok - it's all part of being mindful.