Mindful as F*ck: 100 Simple Exercises to Let That Sh*t Go!
By Emily Horn
I received a free copy of Mindful as F*ck from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Calm the hell down, live in the now, and get mindful as f*ck with these quick and snarky ways to live in the moment.
When the entire world seems on your ass about something, taking a second to chill out, collect your thoughts, and process your stress can help a lot.
Mindful As F*ck shows you how to be present, centered, and positive so you can live in the now regardless of how you’re feeling. With straight-forward entries like “Slay Your Fear with Lion’s Breath,” “Set Your Intention Right Fucking Now,” and “Write a Badass Haiku,” this entertaining and effective book helps live your best life no matter what gets thrown your way.
Summary from Goodreads.
With everything that has happened in 2020, stress levels are at an all-time high. No-one knows what next week will bring and some of the usual things that we do to relax and destress are just physically impossible right now. This is where Mindful as F*ck comes in.
We are given a very brief explanation of meditation, yoga, buddhism, Ayurveda, reiki, charka healing and the law of attraction. If you do not enjoy or believe that any of these topics will help you, then I am sorry but that is all that is on offer here. The only one of these topics that I believe in is the law of attraction. While I know that thinking positive and believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world, the little things of ‘yes, I can cook a new meal’ do add up to you believing that you are capable of a lot more.
We are given 100 exercises to help you relax, global pandemic or not. To me though, almost all these exercises fell into the single category of ‘just breathe, but in a different position’. Maybe I went into this with the wrong expectation of how to get me to not care what others think about me by telling me to ‘just breathe’, just does not cut the mustard. I regularly do breathing and visualisation exercise for my profession(I am a professional golfer so I need to be able to clear my mind) as they are essential to it, and I can tell you that they are not very transferable to the heat of the moment when your brain will not co-operate with what you are wanting it to do. A good routine helps keep this at bay while I am at golf, and when I am not golfing I do not have the luxury of being able to back away and reset my mind and have little tricks to reset myself because unfortunately life does not let you walk away from every situation.
While this may be a great stepping stone for some people, I just found not quite right for me.
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