Be Mindful, Be You!

The 2018 mindfulness symposium has taught me a lot of things. I can still recall the lessons I have learned in that event. Well, I won’t say that I managed to incorporate everything into my life. But I am perfectly sure I focused more on what I entirely need. I got to learn that believing in myself is something I should often do. That even if things do not go my way, I will still make it no matter what. How did I manage? Well, here is some of the stuff I practiced through perfection.


Accepting Myself – We all have insecurities. That is the one thing that holds us from growing and becoming who we are. But before I end up messing my life over and over again, I accepted myself. I told myself that I am never going to be perfect, and that is okay because I don’t have to. I only need to appreciate the things I can do and improve those aspects that I think need improvement.

Practice Breathing – It may sound boring, but breathing exercises helped a lot. It removed me away from dark thoughts. Breathing helped me become sensitive about my mind and body. I became more aware of almost everything in my life. That includes my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs. I became aware of other people’s feelings too.

Paying Attention – Mindfulness taught me that slowing down and taking time to rest is a must. In the busy world that I am living in, everything requires too much energy. But when I started paying attention to things that only matter, I realized there is nothing I cannot accomplish. I became engaged in finding solutions instead of giving complaints.


Living – I only had my life to fulfill. So instead of focusing on what I can’t have and do, I began living. I tried achieving and doing things that make me happy, and it is all worth it.