Usually we are doing one thing but thinking about something else. That’s the exact opposite of mindfulness.
Women’s brains are great at multitasking and we do it without even realizing it.
But multitasking is toxic for your brain.
If you are having memory and concentration problems because of menopause, try to focus on one task at the time.
The opposite of multitasking is single-tasking.
Mindfulness is being fully aware and tuned in to what is going on right now, in the present moment. For example, mindful walking is paying attention, noticing everything around you – the sights, smells, and sounds that surround you on your walk.
Mindfulness is also not being caught up in reliving past events or planning for the future. Mindful awareness involves returning to the present moment, the only time one can actually be alive. It centers on accepting each moment fully just as it is, which can lead to a greater sense of peace and calm. Mindful awareness is our deeper sense of connection to our true selves.
Teresa Isabel Dias is a pharmacist and Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) who provides education and support on symptom management for women at work and at home so they’ll feel like themselves again and enjoy a vibrant and productive life.
Grab a quick guide and subscribe to the MenopausED Newsletter on the MenopausED home page.
If would like to know how Teresa can improve your menopause transition then schedule a complimentary Discovery Call at MenopausED.org.