Mindfulness was definitely a buzz word in
2015, so much so I got sick of hearing the
word, it sounded so vague and airy fairy
Then through my studies I learned what it
actually meant and involved and I changed
my mind completely
I will probably still avoid using the word
(do you ever feel like that about a word or
but I’m guessing a lot of you don’t
understand it either, so I thought I’d write
a wee post on it.
do it mindfully!
Ok, so when eating, I’m to be mindful?
but what does that actually mean?
I’m going to use a client as an example
for this one, we were doing a 1:1 which
involved a sit down, going through her
plan, exercise, nutrition and coaching
and one of the things she said was that she
would like to drink more water
so I asked her why?
she felt it would help her energy, give her
clearer skin, help her make better food
choices and so on
her reasons were very valid and it wasn’t
something she just said to give me an
answer, it was clear that she wanted to
drink more water (and less coffee)
So all she had to do now was drink more
water and that would be the end of it?
No, not really
drinking more water has to become a part
of her daily routine, it has to become a
step one is to do it every day
but step two is to be ‘mindful’ while
drinking the water, which could translate
as ‘oh I’m drinking this lovely water’
only it’s not
drinking the water has to be given a level
of importance to become a habit
your brain has to decide whether or not
this action is worthy of becoming a habit
and this is what you need to do…
while drinking the water you think about
the clear skin you will have, how much
your energy levels will improve, how you
won’t snack as much from confusing
dehydration with hunger
and you need to do this every time!
This is what mindfulness means and this
is how you develop a habit
there are actually another couple of points
to go with this but for today I want you to
know what it means to ‘be mindful’
It’s not just thinking about what you are
doing but thinking about why you are doing
it and what it means to you…
This gets covered quite a bit in the
FSF Nutrition programme, it’s so easy to
follow and it really works!
It’s not just for people who want to lose
weight, if you want to improve your diet
i.e. eat well and have more energy, you
should check it out.
p.s. it can be applied to any area of your
life too – FSF Nutrition