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Hi I'm Rhonda from Australia

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Hello forum members. 

I am new to forums but joining this one seems a good idea as I am very interested in the concept of mindfulness to help settle my emotions, stress and anxiety.  I have been doing a meditation once per day for about the last 6 weeks and already am noticing a bit of difference with clearer thinking and I also seem to be a bit more relaxed.  I am a definite believer in the positive effect of meditation and plan to persevere and incorporate this into my life. 

I am retired, love nature and animals and enjoy learning about the universe and all things science and space.

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On 7/17/2020 at 10:04 AM, Rhonda said:

Hello forum members. 

I am new to forums but joining this one seems a good idea as I am very interested in the concept of mindfulness to help settle my emotions, stress and anxiety.  I have been doing a meditation once per day for about the last 6 weeks and already am noticing a bit of difference with clearer thinking and I also seem to be a bit more relaxed.  I am a definite believer in the positive effect of meditation and plan to persevere and incorporate this into my life. 

I am retired, love nature and animals and enjoy learning about the universe and all things science and space.

Hello Rhonda! Wonderful to meet you here. I'm the community moderator, so if you have any questions about the community itself, feel free to let me know 🙂

That's wonderful you've been committed to a single practice for the last 6 weeks! Repetition is really helpful to start incorporating mindfulness more integrally into our lives. What type of practice is it that you are doing?

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Hi Gillian

Thanks for your reply. 

I'm currently on Day 18 of your 100 day Mindfulness Challenge and enjoy doing the daily meditations.  I really look forward to them as they start off my day perfectly.   I was introduced to mindfulness by my Private Health Fund in Australia, to a web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators called Smiling Mind.  I learnt so much from that and wanted to do more and I found your website.

So far so good, but I know I need to keep motivated and committed and to keep learning as I don't want to get back to my old habit of not being able to control my runaway thoughts and emotions.  I have learned these meditations help me to appreciate the present moment more and that it's no point worrying about the future or getting stuck in the past.

You have a great day.

Regards

Rhonda

 

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Wonderful to hear you're working your way through the 100-day challenge! And I can really relate to that feeling of getting a taster of mindfulness practices and principles and wanting to dive much deeper. My first introduction was through Jon Kabat-Zinn's book 'Wherever You Go, There You Are'.

If you'd like to share any other insights, questions, or reflections with us elsewhere in the forum, feel more than welcome to. We also have some weekly questions you can check out if you want to see some of what's been newly brought up over the past weeks. https://www.mindfulnessexercises.com/community/forum/39-question-of-the-week/

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