Goals of mindfulness skills training

So… my goals for mindfulness skills training are:

  • learn how to accept my emotions as they arise (working on this…one small step at a time)
  • learn to change my behaviour, emotions & thoughts that cause me distress
  • decrease the feeling of emptiness (which apparently comes out of “nowhere” almost every day)
  • regulate mood & emotions (I have too many ups and downs.. although I am working on this and getting better, at least at recognising what I’m feeling)
  • reduce impulsive behaviour (this is going ok… I mean I’m practicing .. as I appear to be getting better at keeping my mouth shut, for starters 🙂
  • accept that I’m doing the best I can
  • accept that I’m working towards learning new ways of dealing with life and it will take a while to get good at it
  • learn to experience life and reality as it is, with my eyes wide open
  • learn to control my mind instead of it controlling me
  • learn to increase happiness

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