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Mindfulness and mental well being

You may feel stressed-out when waiting in a line at the bank or the post office, when driving in traffic or along an unfamiliar route, when facing a deadline, or when having an uncomfortable conversation.

You can even experience stress reactions as a result of anticipating or remembering such events.

Though these stresses seem fairly minor, they can cause all sorts of symptoms, such as muscular tension, headaches, insomnia, gastrointestinal upset, and skin conditions. Long-term stress can also be a factor in serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and dementia, particularly if you rely on unhealthy strategies to cope with stress, such as smoking, substance abuse, overeating, or overworking.

One of the gifts that mindfulness offers is helping you recognize that there are choices in how you respond to any stressful situation.

Viktor Frankl, psychiatrist and holocaust survivor, describes this eloquently: “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” (Pattakos 2008, viii).

Even amidst Frankl’s imprisonment, he found ways to provide comfort and healing to those around him, underscoring that, with awareness, everyone has freedom of choice how to respond. The key is awareness.

Of course, conditioning is a powerful force that can make it difficult to change. Just as water finds the path of least resistance, you’ll tend to fall back on habits because in many ways this is the easiest course to follow. This includes habitual ways of seeing and reacting.

To help provide motivation for the challenging work of turning off your autopilot and resisting habitual reactions and behaviors, mindfulness activities such as Mandala art , meditation or breath awareness will help you explore how stress is impacting your life.

Becoming truly aware of the stress in your life and how you interact with it is a necessary first step in choosing new responses that will serve you better.

Let me ask you today – Are you aware in the present moment? And from a scale of 1-10 how aware are you?

(Adapted from the book- Mindfulness Stress Based Reduction workbook)

Reinvent yourself -An awareness session on Holistic Fitness & Lifestyle Strategies to deal with stress and women’s wellness related issues

I had partnered with @Lopamudra Banerjee, Founder , Entrepreneur for a joint session 2 hours talk followed by Q&A at Atta Galatta , Koramangala on Weight Loss Strategies for conditions like PCOS & Thyroidism. Lopa shared strategies on how food can impact the body,What are the causes and symptoms of weight gain,PCOS and Thyroidism,Exercise and Nutrition tips to deal with these conditions.

While I covered my personal journey on how I healed myself on PCOS condition by making conscious Lifestyle choices, dissolving stressors from my life by adapting a holistic lifestyle approach – spiritual, mental,physical and emotional wellness and holistic therapies and strategies.I also talked about wellness strategies for women and how they can recognise their emotions and manage stress effectively.Basically,How I reinvented my body and health and Reinvented myself!

A collaborative effort between #GetfitwithLopa and @srishti vataa Arts Centre to organise wellness sessions and motivational talk on how to deal with stress and women’s wellness issues write to us.

Srishti Vataa Arts Centre : [email protected]

Lifehacks : Wellness advisor tips on how to do holistic decluttering of your space and create more space in your life ?

Holistic decluttering – I want to share 3 very powerful questions that you can ask yourselves to help you declutter at mental , emotional and physical levels to create more space in your life. 
Use the waning phase of the moon cycle to dissolve or release any unwanted thoughts , feelings or actions that may be hampering your progress and growth! 

During the waning moon phase, its time to uncreate, destroy and deconstruct as well ! 

1- Start with writing down the things “I will stop Doing” list at least 15 of them for the coming calendar month 

Spending detox : “I am cautiously spending on the things I really need not what I want.” 

Social media detox : “I have stopped answering what’s app messages from 7 am to 8 am “ 

Diet detox : “I am no longer adding chips/ fried items/ processed foods to my shopping cart” 

2- Watch your thoughts list everyday for 14 days and catch them when you think negative and write them in your diary / journal 
“I will Stop thinking about “ list 

3- Notice your feelings and emotions and write down what you really felt or talk to yourself on why you felt so and offer gratitude to your feelings! 
Surrender those feelings to the universe! Stay positive!