I’m making a real effort to be more mindful lately.
When I first started exploring mindfulness, it reminded me of the Jambi genie character from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse who used to chant “Meka Leka Hi Meka Hiney Ho.” Mindfulness seemed to be just as silly as that genie doing his chant thing.
It still does for me in several situations. I find it difficult and sometimes silly to try and be in the moment and enjoy it.
I did find at least a few situations where it has worked better. For instance, I was on a walk and cleared my mind, for the most part, and just took in the sun and the nice air. It felt good. Really good.
I am going to continue trying to enjoy the moments when I can, to help both my anxiety and depression. To also help me find more joy in even the little things.