C is for Calm and Steady

C Is For Calm and Steady

1459342549427Where I worked as a Social Worker in the 90s we had two goldfish who we named Calm and Steady. Little did I know at the time that 20 years later I’d be encouraging people to be more goldfish.

Adopting a mindfulness mindset can enable you to remain calm and steady when all seems to be crumbling around you! Something that was very much needed in my Social Worker days, and something that is often needed for regular 21st Century living too.

In practicing Mindfulness we are encouraged to pay attention to our own emotions, then to focus on what triggers those emotions to enable us to move forward in a way that we experience those triggers, without reacting to them. This is at the heart of the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) that we teach on our 8 week course. But something you can start to think about for yourself in your mindfulness practice.

So come on – be more Goldfish!

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  2 comments for “C is for Calm and Steady

  1. April 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Like your analogy of the goldfish.

    • April 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Paula – I don’t remember who came up with the names for the fish, but it was truly inspired!
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