I was terrible at mindfulness until I started taking anti-depressantsMarch Mindfulness is Mashable’s series that examines the intersection of meditation practice, technology, and culture. Because even in the time of coronavirus, March doesn’t have to be madness.

I couldn’t practice mindfulness until I started taking medication to treat my anxiety. 
I never had the patience for meditation, and while I enjoyed yoga as an exercise, I usually ended practice frustrated that I couldn’t effectively clear my head.
The only habit I’ve ever been able to maintain is nightly journaling. For the past decade, I’ve diligently ended my day by dumping my thoughts into a journal. Before seeking treatment for anxiety, I used it as an outlet to vent my stress from day-to-day existence. Now, I’ve learned to incorporate mindfulness techniques before, during, and after sitting down to write — and I wouldn’t have been able to do so without pharmaceutical help.  Read more…More about Mental Health, Mindfulness, March Mindfulness, Culture, and Health

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