Mindfulness - What to do when we are stuck in life?
Mindfulness – What to do when we are stuck in life.
I noticed the trees being trimmed today while running at East Coast Park. I was perplexed as to why NPark had to keep trimming those tall and lovely trees. That, I believe, is to ensure the safety of all park visitors.
That got me thinking about how, just like before Chinese New Year, we do spring cleaning. We should do “spring cleaning” on our minds as well. If we want to grow, we must cut away unproductive thoughts. and begin to promote healthy and productive practices like mindfulness.
Joining the right community, as well as developing habits and skills that will propel us forward, is essential. When I was training for my first full marathon (42km) about ten years ago, I had a lot of unproductive thoughts that eventually turned into self-doubts because I only had nine months.
Unproductive thoughts include: I am too slow, I am not psychically fit enough, and my stamina is insufficient to finish the race. And my legs always hurt after my weekly solo training, which is very discouraging. Knowing my flaws, I decided to seek assistance and join the SG Freedom Freaks running group. It was the best decision I’d ever made. It is a welcoming and supportive community where people share their knowledge and work together to achieve their goals.
With the help of the community
And, thanks to my efforts, I finished my first full marathon in six hours and fifteen minutes. Thus, with the right skills, knowledge, and community, we can shave off the unproductive thoughts that weigh us down and turn into self-doubt.
Joining the right group or community is one of the best ways to improve our skills and knowledge. We are frequently stuck in life because we do not know how to achieve our objectives. Productive thoughts will flow once we have the necessary skills, knowledge, and mindset.