Good evening. Or morning. Whatever part of the day it is for you. Hope your weekend was well. I spent mine thinking about self awareness.. A bit difference than mindfulness. Having come late to the BP party with 20+ years of being misdiagnosed, I find myself microanalyzing my moods.
Every mood swing is torn apart. Is this the beginning of a depressive episode? If I’m feeling good, am I on a hypomanic upswing?
I find it difficult to stay present and in the moment. I’m learning, though. When the squirrels in my brain won’t stop over thinking every nuance to my emotional state, I do a 3 minute meditation. Helps me realize that mindfulness of my mood is important but not to the extent that it takes over my thinking and my life.
Awareness is important. But so is just staying present and living in it.