I’m on day 22 in Aetna’s Month of Mindfulness 30-day program  and I could not be happier with the results! I have already committed to myself to continue on the mindfulness program by making it a permanent part of my life to help me create the healthiest lifestyle I can for my family and myself.
I have a new tip for you today that I have been practicing.
Today’s Tip: Regulate Your Emotions
When people find themselves in situations where they’re uncomfortable, nervous or awkward – they often try and ignore their emotions. Or they do something that takes their mind off themselves, like watching TV or playing with their phone.
Unfortunately, avoiding emotions makes it hard to move on from them. Today, try to face your feelings head-on. Note how you’re feeling and then without judgment, try and figure out what’s causing it. Once you’ve found the source, you’ll find that it’s easier to deal with it.
Personally, I’m always trying to improve and work on myself so it was great practice for me to become more mindful about how I’m dealing with my emotions. When I boosted my emotional mindfulness, it really helped me identify the stressors that I was dealing with but was kind of trying to ignore. I do feel that in general, I’m pretty self-aware about my feelings and don’t avoid emotions most of the time. However, practicing this tip for mindfulness allowed me to be more aware of my emotions without judgment, which enabled me to deal with my emotions immediately so I could move forward.
Another strategy that I like to do when I feel negative thoughts and emotions is to shift my mindset to a happy, positive place of gratitude as soon as possible. One of my favorite tools for doing this is by using my Wishing Ball & Gratitude Globe, (insert photo) which I received as a gift. It comes with several slips of paper that you can write either a thanks or wishes on and then put into the globe. By focusing on gratitude, it allows me to acknowledge my emotions in a healthy way. This truly helps me to put life’s challenges and adversity into perspective.
Please join me on my mindfulness journey and visit AetnaMindfulness.com  to participate and learn more. Have fun and please share your mindfulness experiences on social media using #Mindful30
This post was sponsored by Aetna, who believes health is about the body and the mind. Stress can affect emotional and physical health, and reducing stress can boost wellbeing. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Aetna. To learn more about stress reduction, visit AetnaMindfulness.com .