We recently enjoyed an incredible, 2-day “Mindset Matters” Workshop led by Mindfulness expert, Dr. Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq! Our InSPArational Speaker, Dr. Romie’s workshop included a lecture discussing steps to help you conquer stress, revitalizing sunrise beach yoga and ended with a relaxing session of meditation. Because Dr. Romie shared such impactful information that can help anyone looking to improve their mind-body connection and their overall health, we’re sharing 3 of our favorite tips from the weekend workshop:
1. Self-compassion through self-care is not selfish! Think about all the roles you play: mom/dad, sister/brother, caretaker, student, therapist, house manager, etc. You have to take time and care for yourself to take care of others.
“When you give from a place of empty, you only hurt your mind and body.” – Dr. Romila
2. When you choose to forgive those around you, you choose to move on despite what may or may not have transpired. People that choose to hold onto past hurt for 12 months of longer are more likely to have a heart attack/stroke than someone with diabetes!
“We forgive ourselves when we forgive others.” – Dr. Romila
3. Practice 2o minutes of gratitude meditation could literally change your life. Take time out to be thankful for your life and everything in it. Within just 8 weeks, 20-minute meditation sessions can reshape how your brain responds to anxiety/stress and even help improve your memory!
Remember to breath and stay grateful! Learn more about our next InSPArational Speaker, Andie Mitchell, NY Times bestselling author of It Was Me All Along.