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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Clearing My Mind

Hey guys! I have been away for a little while, I know, I'm actually happy that I took a step away from technology and really cleared my mind by meditating and being mindful in general. I wanted to tell you more about this because I really do think it's important that everybody does this once in awhile.

I like to think that my mind is an inbox and each thought that pops into that inbox is an email. I have no delete button for these thoughts and, like emails, I feel guilty if I don't open these thoughts and act on these messages from my brain appropriately. I need to sort through my thoughts as often as possible, if I don't, I feel like everything in my life is busy and messy, even the simple, calm things. I had been pushing these thoughts aside due to overworking myself and trying to get everything done. I was stressed. Everything, like I said before, seemed out of order and busy. I carried on with the work I needed to do but in my spare time (that I would usually spend blogging, explaining my inactivity), I sorted through my thoughts and I'm still going. I really do think my mind is like an inbox, you spend a few hours (or weeks in terms of your mind) sorting through the emails (or thoughts) and when you are finished with the emails (thoughts), you can take a few moments to read the emails (think about the thoughts) as soon as they pop into your inbox (mind). I'm hoping to be at that stage soon, I think I'm getting close because because the work I have to do doesn't seem as stressful even though there is still a lot of it.

Thank you very much for reading my ramblings. Something I thought about when I was organising my mind was how grateful I'm for every single one of you. It's amazing how my thoughts reach you all the way in France or England or America or Germany or Russia or even here in New Zealand, I don't know where you are but I feel so lucky to have you as my friend. Never forget how happy you make me and so many other people. If you feel like leaving a cheeky little comment, tell me what country you come from even if I already know, I love that we can talk with oceans (or just land for my fellow New Zealanders lol) between us and it never fails to amaze me.

xxx

Catherine

11 comments:

  1. This is absolutely true. I always admire others who can just solve a problem, as it comes. I fail loads, lolls, but it's fine. Anyway, I do hope you reach there and hello from United Kingdom, England. Hope you're doing well. Take care. 😊

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    1. I'm so glad you get it! So do I, I'm really hoping to be one of them because I usually fail lol. It's so amazing that you are literally on the other side of the world and we can talk! Thank you so much for your comment!
      <3 Catherine

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  2. Hello from England c: aha
    This blog post is entirely what I need to do right now. I am really stressed from my up coming exams and posts like this really help me to remember that sometimes I just need to take a break. So thank you
    Elise xxx

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    1. It's so great that we can talk on different sides of the equator without taking a single step!
      I really recommend it, I'm already feeling the positive effects!
      <3 Catherine

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  3. Hi, haha. And it can be difficult with exams, but you're doing a good thing by knowing when to cool down, and just take a minute or so. And you're very welcome. Best of luck. I'm sure you'll do well. We're here to chat, so no worries.

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  4. You put this post so amazingly into words. I do kinda wish there was a "delete button" for some thoughts lol. But I think it is important to open these thoughts to be able to deal with them properly. I hope you manage to deal with the stress (easier said than done I know) and you'll be able to sort through the thoughts clearly sooner than you think :) Hope I'm making sense lol xxx

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    1. Thank you Izzy, I felt like I wasn't making much sense lol. I love the sense of relief that comes with sorting through your thoughts but it would be a lot quicker if we had a delete button lol. I'm coming close to getting rid of this stress, I even had some time to read a book yesterday!
      <3 Catherine

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    2. By the way, I'm loving your new profile pic lol!
      <3 Catherine

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  5. I totally feel you on having a break from the internet I'm due for this at some point soon even if it's just for a few days it's nice to take that break and refresh! You are so smart Catherine and I'm always amazed and grateful for your knowledge, you are such a shinning star!

    Hehe you know where I'm from! ;) Hope you are having a beautiful day Catherine!

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    1. You deserve it, you work so hard on the internet and it will be so good for you to have a little break. Thank you so much Rainbow, it really does mean a lot to me, I feel to privileged to have you in my life xx
      <3 Catherine

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  6. Yet again a great post, no surpise there then! I love your analogy by the way! xxx

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<3 Catherine