Jess Swarbreck

Jess Swarbreck

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Mind-the start of something great 

  • Dec 18th, 2018 at 8:24PM

I've loved this program and reading everyones final blogs its amazing to see how attainable tangible results can be, with short (ish at the end!) daily practice.

Generally, I've had a tough year, and it came to a head a few weeks ago with a great loss in my family. As sad as its been, I feel that the skills I acquired, pretty early on in the program, have helped me to stay calmer, to be there for my family more, and stay productive.

As the programs gone on I've found that sitting can be an incredibly effective way of calming anxiety. I've always used running in the past but find that ten minutes of meditation is just as effective, and much more efficient than a long run which isn't always practical.

I find myself breathing and practicing metacognition at random times in the day, and the results are clear in my relationships and in my general sense of wellbeing.

Pretty life-changing. Knocked it out the park, Patrick. Thanks a million :)

 
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Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
Founder6 months ago

Great work Jess, a lot of people discount meditation because it seems so short and inactive, but I too have found it easily competes with much more involved activities (surfing, hiking, martial arts, etc...) that require so much time and planning to do. Not bad for plopping down in a corner and staring at the wall. Keep practicing, it's easy to let it slide when you're busy or stressed, but those are the times you need it most. Thanks for all your enthusiasm and support of the team. Mind COMPLETE!


    Ren KurodaRen KurodaKenzai Member
    Business Development6 months ago

    When in doubt: breathe!


      Jenny HaddleJenny HaddleKenzai Member
      Assistant Trainer6 months ago

      Super cool to train with you on this program. I loved the post just before this one...and am quite impressed that you sat down through the turmoil. Meditation is helpful in those times, but I find getting started when my mind is in tough places is so hard. See you in 2019, Jess! :) Happy holidays!


        Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
        Assistant Trainer6 months ago

        I'm so glad I just read this post. I've always used running as my meditation as well, so I've wondered how sitting meditation would compare. Ironically, I've considered it to be less efficient because after meditating, I still have to get my physical workout in. I'm excited to compare the differences and learn more when I do my Mind program in a couple weeks.

        I'm sorry for your loss, Jess. I'm glad that Mind has helped you to have skills to cope and also to be there for your family. Know that though we are far away, this community is here for you.


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