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Mindfulness and the PPE’s for Your Well-being

  PPEs, personal protective equipment, is vital to your personal physical safety and wellness. Mindfulness as a PPE for your well-being is equally important in the process.

 How you experience what is going on in the world is happening inside of you. Emotional overwhelm during this time requires PPEs for Personal Protective Energy. 

  Managing your inner experience through mindfulness with the qualities of perseverance, persistence, patience, and pacing benefits the quality of your life Energy.

  This happens with intention, awareness, practice, and reflection dedicated to creating greater harmony and balance within.*

Perseverance is defined as an effort to weather difficulties and to not give up. Persistence is defined as continuing a task in spite of difficulty until you finally achieve your goal. In this time, both are necessary in order to reach wellness and well-being for all of us. It will take sustained effort over time for ourselves, health workers, family, friends, the community, and the planet.

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ~Viktor E. Frankl

PPEs for Point of Choice

In the midst of difficulties, you can focus on what is negative, or choose to the degree it is possible that will bring love and care to your body, mind, and spirit. Through mindfulness, you can shift your attention to what you want to experience in your environment. As an example, you can ask yourself, “Does this contribute to creating love or peace of mind, or will this amplify my suffering, anxiety, and fear?The point of choice allows you to choose more calm and stability in your own life, and this also benefits the lives of others.

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PPEs for Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance

Patience is defined as bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, or irritation. Impatience is bargaining with time and limitation.

This time of not knowing what is coming next in isolation or quarantine rouses negative thoughts and beliefs of fear and limitation. These thoughts can feel depleting, frustrating, and unbearable.

You can take on the experience of being put in time out to sit out from your life. Or, you can actually use this time as a calm down and find meaning in your life.

Choosing perseverance and pacing, even stillness changes your ability to experience life more directly and offers the opportunity to create more mindfulness to take in what is life-enhancing to build greater integrity in your wellness and well-being.

Several years ago when I was going through a difficult time processing the death of my brother while also being in the middle of a divorce, a dear friend advised me to just stay in the present moment. “If you are peeling a potato, just focus on peeling the potato,” she said. “I’m peeling the potato, I’m peeling the potato.” Doing so, allowed me some peace and allowed a space for calm and clear thinking in the midst of overwhelming feelings, thoughts, and experiences.

Focusing on the moment, getting in touch with your breath, and on only what you are doing right now, with the sounds, the light, and the color of what you are touching allows you to move from racing thoughts of worry, fear, and anxiety to a greater sense of presence.

The parable in this video speaks to building a foundation for greater calm and peace of mind within. This allows you to be in the present moment with whatever challenge or situation is happening in your life so you can choose your thoughts, and emotions in how to best respond.

PPEs for Pacing

While the pacing can be a movement back and forth from worry, over-thinking, waiting, and exasperation, it can also be a way to build endurance over time by allowing yourself to do and resonate with being and doing enough in a time where the world presents the picture of competition, consumerism and the message of not being or having enough on many fronts.

The point of choice for pacing is slowing down, breaking tasks into manageable parts, focusing your attention on what you are doing right now, asking for help when you need it, taking breaks, and prioritizing what needs to be done. and in what order.

Patience like a flower is dormant for awhile, then blooms to give us reason to weather one more mile.” ~Kimberly Rex

There are few templates for this possibility in the modern world. Living life in the fast lane makes it difficult to stop and get in touch with what is going on inside where a minute is all you have to process any part of your life.

In cleaning out a box recently, I found letters I wrote to dear friends prior to email. The letters were hand-written and filled with sharing from a personal level that today is often not possible in a text or email.

I discovered poems written for friends, loves, family members, and pets processing emotions of joy, grief, love in stages of my life through my emotional body translated to paper that expressed the inner landscape of what was alive in me at the time. Being in touch with what is alive in us today is an essential way to work with mindfulness.

Mindfulness practices that build on observation, self-regulation, and positive self-talk allow you to better manage your thoughts, emotions, and responses, especially in stressful times. This allows you to restore and build from your center to deliberately choose what you would like to experience in your body-mind system.

Taking time to nourish your body. mind and spirit with healthy foods, practices, and communication are vital to truly connect within, to nature, nurture, and life with mindful pacing.

How can you bring these qualities of mindfulness into your life more consistently in these times? How do you get in touch with what is happening within so you can heal and nourish the parts of yourself that feel overwhelmed, frightened, or depressed? How do you acknowledge and work with run-away thoughts and negative self-talk?

PPEs for Your Life Energy

The quality of your life is vitally important in any time related to your personal health, wellness, and well-being. Your life energy is your vital essence. What you do to strengthen and protect your life energy is essential, and reflected in the ways you choose life-enhancing or depleting thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and actions.

What you learn during this time can be transformational in how you live your life from this day forward. What you bring to the table in your life today can create mindfulness PPEs for well-being that builds integrity in your wellness and well-being now and the rest of your life.

This is your personal invitation to benefit from Mindfulness PPEs for your well-being in your life so you can apply these skills to the present moment in any situation and into the future.

Build mindfulness into your life to benefit your wellness and well-being here.

Kimberly Rex, MS is an Advanced Resonance Repatterning® Practitioner, Person-Centered Expressive Therapist, and Wellness and Well-being Personal Life Coach. She works with clients all over the world by phone and Skype with sessions and programs that create greater integrity in your wellness and well-being.

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