One of the things I was recommended during my extended counseling was to find a counselor and/or pick up some books on mindfulness. It was also something they regularly practiced during group sessions. It is however something I kind of shrugged off and ignored once I left the program, and haven’t worked on since I have yet to find a counselor I like locally.
Recently though I’ve finally admitted to myself that while I don’t often have suicidal ideations any longer, I am constantly on edge and am easy to set off. Of course the person that bears all of this pent up anxiety and anger is my husband. As my husband calls it, I suddenly act like a “normal nagging woman” as opposed to my typical laid back self. So while to outsiders I might be acting like a “normal” person, it is completely out of character for me. And it’s getting to me.
To try and combat this, I recently picked up the book Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. Now I just have to calm the hell down enough to focus, read, and try to practice it.
Does anyone out there have experience or other recommendations for practicing and/or learning about using mindfulness in day to day life?