WHAS Interview Starts the New Year with a Clear Mind with The Mindfulness Center
The new year is all about a clean slate and why not start the year off right with a clear mind. According to Nailah Spencer from WHAS, “The Mindfulness Center has all the resources to find your personal zen.”
Recently, Nailah Spencer from WHAS visited the Mindfulness Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and interviewed Megan Bayless-Bartley, the founding director, about how people can be more intentional about their mental health this year. Megan gave three takeaways: do a routine task differently to create neuroplasticity; be curious and wonder what to learn from a scenario or person, especially if it’s difficult; smile and laugh as much as possible to lift your mood. The segment emphasizes the importance of prioritizing mental health and provides practical tips for incorporating mindfulness into daily life.
Be more intentional.
We all have mental health goals that we want to achieve in the new year, but how do we actually make them happen? One conversation that has been popular lately is the idea of mindfulness and prioritizing our mental health. To learn more about this, Nailah Spencer from WHAS visited the Mindfulness Center in Louisville, Kentucky and spoke with the founding director, Megan Bayless-Bartley. She shared three takeaways for how we can be more intentional about our mental health this year.
- The first takeaway was to do a routine task differently. This is a great way to create neuroplasticity and can be a fun challenge for the whole family.
- The second takeaway was to be curious. Instead of pushing away difficult situations or people, take the time to wonder what we can learn from them.
- The third and final takeaway was to smile and laugh as much as possible. This can be done by watching funny videos, listening to comedians, or even just looking at pictures of cute animals.
At the Mindfulness Center, they offer therapy, coaching classes, online courses, retreats, and even help organizations and corporations become more mindful. Mindfulness means awakening the autopilot and being aware of the present moment without needing to change it. The Mindfulness Center also has a podcast called SOS, which is all about shifting perspectives and seeing things from new angles.
If you are interested in learning more about the Mindfulness Center, you can visit their website, mindfulness-center.com, or find them on social media at Rainbow of Options. Megan Bayless-Bartley also has two books on Amazon, one about helping parents be calmer at bedtime and the other about six powerful exercises to help people focus on what works for them and release what doesn’t.
Be curious and smile; it’s a great way to start the new year!
More options, less stuck.
In life, we often find ourselves in situations where we feel stuck and unable to move forward. We are presented with two options, one that we feel is right and one that we feel is wrong, and we feel unable to choose. We become stuck in a cycle of indecision, and it can be difficult to break out of it.
Fortunately, there is a way to break out of this cycle and move forward with more options and less feeling of being stuck. This approach is called the Rainbow of Options and Mindfulness. This approach encourages us to move away from black-and-white thinking and to instead consider a range of options. When we have more options, we feel less stuck and can make decisions more easily.
The Rainbow of Options and Mindfulness also encourages us to be mindful of our choices. We can take the time to consider each option carefully and think about how each option will affect us in the long run. This can help us to make more informed decisions and to feel more confident in our choices.
Having more options and being mindful of our choices can help us to break out of the cycle of feeling stuck. We can make decisions with more confidence and move forward in our lives.
So, when you find yourself feeling stuck, remember the Rainbow of Options and Mindfulness. Take the time to consider all of your options, and be mindful of how each choice will affect you in the long run. With this approach, you can move forward with more options and less feeling of being stuck.