The Effects of Mindfulness

Lifestyle, simplicity

The other night my debit card got double charged and someone skimmed my information. Surprisingly enough, I didn’t freak out at all. Of course, I thought it was a little odd that I live all the way in the D.C. area and somebody tried to use my card all the way in Indianapolis…at a train station. I also thought that it was quite stupid for someone to do that, especially because my bank pretty much notifies me of any strange activity. In fact, I’m pretty sure most banks do this now so isn’t it kind of a waste of time? As I’m typing this, I’m glancing over at my new debit card that arrived in the mail about 20 minutes ago.

Something that I’ve learned about being more mindful is that I shouldn’t worry about the little things as much. Anything that can be replaced or only negatively affects me for a short amount of time are things I SHOULDN’T get my panties in a bunch about.

Mindfulness has really changed the way that I view the world and has also positively changed my life. I think the best effect I have experienced is that I don’t spend nearly as much money on things that I actually don’t want. How many times have you been in a store ready to pay and was instantly enticed by all of the little items they sell near the register? We have a way of convincing ourselves that we need or want something that we actually don’t.

Mindfulness also got me to really pay attention to my fashion pieces. I’ve had a capsule wardrobe for two years now and I’m even more into capsules than I was when I first began. As most of you know, I’m doing a Slow Fashion Challenge. I’m not even two months into the challenge and I’ve never felt so happy about the great quality clothing that I have purchased recently. If I were into calculating cost-per-wear then I think some of my items have already been worth the price.

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I was pretty much forced into being mindful about my food choices due to my gluten allergy. Don’t get me wrong, I still eat way too much junk food but I am definitely still working on that…potatoes are way too versatile and way too tasty for their own good. Last year, I got in the habit of preparing and cooking my own food and that has helped so so much!

I just wanted to come on and talk about how mindfulness has affected my life since I haven’t really talked about it in so long. Thanks for reading as usual!
ChelsiKay

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