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In what concrete ways has mindfulness changed your life?

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This week's question asks:

In what concrete ways has mindfulness changed your life?

Consider the shifts in your life - both big and small - that you attribute to your mindfulness practice. You might mention that mindfulness helped you to land a dream job by helping you to overcome fear and anxiety; or, perhaps it improved a specific relationship in your life. Whatever tangible changes mindfulness has led to for you, feel free to share them with us here.

 

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I am currently discovering the world of mindfulness, learning a lot from this website, new concepts,
exercises, meditation, but specifically meditating daily helps me a lot to manage my stress at work 
and has  improved my sleep.
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Thanks for sharing @Paola V.! That's wonderful that the concepts and exercises have helped with stress management and sleep. Have you stumbled upon this article yet? It outlines some of the ways that meditation helps with sleep and includes some practices that are useful before bed - https://mindfulnessexercises.com/how-to-meditate-into-sleep/

Which of types of practices do you tend to use for sleep and/or stress?

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Mindfulness has helped me become more aware of how I react when I get the thought, "what is he thinking" "why is nothing being done" things like that.  It creates doubt and questions grow.  Being mindful that what I was feeling was a bit neglected by him.  So I took it upon myself to approach instead of waiting and stewing about something.  

So I am more mindful of how I react to certain situations.  If I notice my own feelings I can act differently and be more responsible of creating happiness for myself and others.  Better communication with friends.  I actually feel like I have friends now instead of people that come and go.  Real friends.  I am so grateful. 

I am mindful when I stretch before going to sleep.  This loosens muscles and relaxes the stress causing tightness.  Many nights I listen to very slow and relaxing music on youtube is the best.  Soon I will create my own, with my horn I love to play, still love the sound of.  Talking and discussing my day helps me to feel the day is done and time to sleep.  A routine of sorts. 

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