Recap of Mindful March

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Wow, I can’t believe March is already (almost) over! This month felt like it went by really fast, but I have been keeping fairly busy so that definitely makes the time feel like it’s just flying by.

Today I’ve been spending some free time going over plans for April & checking out how I did for March. I am really excited for April, and am really proud of my progress from March. At the end of February I decided I wanted to focus on my mindfulness, thus, Mindful March was born. If you check out that post you can see a bit more info about it!

 

So a quick recap of what my Mindful March consisted of:

  • Major focus on Mindfulness in my DBT books
  • Daily Mindful tracker (I’ve called mine Mindful Life)
  • Practice 5 mins of Mindfulness daily

Honestly…it went AMAZINGLY and I couldn’t be prouder of myself. Out of 31 days I only missed 2 days of practicing Mindfulness for 5 mins, and 2 days of doing Mindfulness from my DBT books. Not too shabby I think, especially for a new habit! I am also proud that I finally feel like I am beginning to firmly grasp the whole Mindfulness concept, which is something I thought I’d struggle with forever.

My daily mindfulness tracker, Mindful Life, worked out really great as well. The first week and a bit I struggled to think of things at the end of the day, but as time went on I was able to quickly list 5 things at the end of each day and it was really nice to think back to those moments and how aware I was. The simple layout also made it easier for me to fill out on the fly & not worry about it being perfect.

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As for re-reading notes & practicing Mindfulness for at least 5 minutes a day, I think I pretty much nailed it (aside from the 2 missed days for each)!  At the start of the month it was definitely a struggle to remember to do it, and to not get frustrated and just give up, but same with the Mindful Life, after the first week or two it become much easier and now I’ve noticed I start feeling a bit off if I forget to do them before I go to bed for the night.

I am really happy with how it all worked out, and I definitely want to keep up with these habits even through the month of April (along with a few new things I’m going to start for April – but I’ll talk about that another day!). It’s really nice to actually look forward to practicing my mindfulness each day, something that I didn’t expect!

Thanks for reading! I hope you all had an amazing March & that your April will be just as great! ♥

 

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