Do you feel that your life is rushing by without you really enjoying it?
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the demands you face? A hectic job, a busy family or social life, constant travel… It can be hard to find some time for yourself. Maybe you feel like you are not in control of your life.
Even at times when you’d like to wind down, your thoughts continue to race. It’s very difficult to stop them. You are constantly planning, solving problems, worrying, …
You are in what’s called the “autopilot mode”, and it can be truly exhausting.
You are not alone. In our busy lives with so many stimuli and distractions, our stress system gets triggered much more often than it was designed to be. We build up chronic stress and fatigue.
Mindfulness offers ways for you to step out of this stressful autopilot mode.
How? By training yourself to live more in the present moment, rather than constantly thinking about the past or the future. By learning to be kinder to yourself, and to take good care of yourself, moment by moment.