I’m getting annoyed with mindfulness. Do you know how exhausting it is to constantly live in the moment? It’s really bloody exhausting.
In my experience, using your consciousness to observe and process every single piece of information that comes at you just makes you want to punch someone. Mindfulness is now so prolific that you can buy books on mindful eating, mindful art or being more mindful at work (mindfulness is popular with managers, apparently, as it’s another way of getting your staff to stay focused on what they’re meant to be doing). When you can download a book called Hot Mess to Mindful Mom, you’ve got to wonder whether the whole mindfulness thing has gone a bit too far.
Thanks to a new book called The Power of Negative Emotion, an alternative has reared its head. And its name is mindlessness.