Throughout this semester I learned to hone the skills in learning to maintain my mindfulness skills, meditate for anxiety and learn the power of forgiveness. Mindfulness is the power of being present and living in the moment so you can better your stress and anxiety. Being present and taking a breath can really slow down your heart.
Learning to be mindful when your anxious can really reduce panic attacks, at least in my experience. It was really cool to learn about Amygdala “These almond-shaped clusters are the most active when you experience fear or aggression, due to the fact that they are responsible for triggering the body’s fight or flight response.” Which can “convince your amygdala that you are in danger” (Calm Clinic)
I appreciated hearing the science behind anxiety and how Pathologic anxiety can cause you not function in comparison normal anxiety which is adaptive and normal. Anxiety has the ability to keep you stuck in a mental space which is filled fear, stress and being stuck in the past. Anxiety can truly mess your perception of a situation. But my recognizing it and changing your automatic thoughts so your first thoughts are not negative but positive. This allows you to truly unpack an emotion.
I can connect mindfulness to anything. Stress management. Anxiety. Yoga. Meditation. It all trickles down due to everything being connected in its own way. Yoga requires you to be mindful and practice your breathing. Meditation is a form of being still and breathing to clear you head and thoughts. Meditation can reduce stress because you are being mindful, and can ultimately help you manage your anxiety
I think the most meaningful topic was what I based my main project on. How our relationships with our families can ultimately project into our romantic relationships. Its fascinating how the healthiness of one relationship can affect a future one.
I am going to commit these insights into how i treat future relationships and how i view my future as whole. As a professional i think understanding these elements can make me a better communicator and allow me to pass this knowledge on.
I’ve put my time to meditate on a pedestal. I used to not make time for it because I didn’t see value in it. But now that i’ve seen major results I am able to take it seriously.
I plan on sharing my insight in real life. I will probably continue to tweet about it.