A friend

choicesI’ve just started on a little bit of a journey to become less stressed and more mindful.

Although I really enjoy life, and consider myself very lucky, I often find I’m in the bottom of a hole feeling cross, frustrated and tense. Don’t we all?

So, in an attempt to let go of some of these feelings I have started a course on ‘Skills for Emotional Well-being’. I have no idea where this is going to take me but as my memory is so shockingly bad I thought I’d jot something down each week.

As well as identifying some personal values, the first class was an exercise to write about someone you admire.

I wrote about an old friend.

Positive

Always happy

Excellent listener

Kind

Understanding

Giving

Silly

Resilient

Caring

Still FUN!

This person is always there for me and is one of the few people I could sit in silence with and would understand. We don’t always need to share our problems, and even if we don’t see each other for a while, it always feel like yesterday.

She is an AWESOME friend.

I’m not quite sure if it did anything for my mindfulness, or exactly what the purpose of the exercise was, but it’s quite nice to take a moment to write about a friend. Often it identifies the values we want others to see in us, or we aspire to have more of.

Give it a go.

I’ve actually written a letter to the same friend around this time last year.

 

3 Responses to “A friend”


  1. 1 Nicola Young June 22, 2015 at 13:45

    I think this is a great exercise. You are lucky to have a friend like that and reminding yourself about someone who is so positive, can only benefit your own positivity.

  2. 2 Sara | mumturnedmom June 22, 2015 at 20:16

    Good luck with the course, I think I would benefit from this right now. I think it sounds lovely to focus on a friendship like this, a wonderful reminder and a good wye to shift perspective x

  3. 3 Merlinda Little June 23, 2015 at 18:27

    A really nice way to live better! I wish I have a friend like this here now because I need one very much. #magicmoments


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