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.
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My mother used to make my clothes. We had a very quirky sense of fashion!
I never allowed her to make the waist of my dresses and skirts too tight. “I need to breathe”, I used to say. And she used to reply that my waist would never be thin. And she was right!
At midlife my waist became even wider, like most women’s do, and my shape became more rectangular.
I’ll have an expert speaker help the members of my WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network dress for their body shape.
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