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.
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.