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A little mindful shopping will help alleviate Trendoid syndrome. And while youíre at it, check in with yourself on that monologue going through your head when you see others sporting latest fashion fetish. Youíll learn a whole lot about YOURSELF if you listen carefully and--this is hard part--non-judgmentally.
If you do melt at that crucial cash register moment, donít berate yourself. Simply take note of way you feel now, and pay attention to how you feel later. Can you see that downward slide? Ah. Thatís better. Things are getting clearer now.
Buying into a trend helps us feel connected when what we really long for is a sense of confidence. Take a look at how you can create greater confidence WITHOUT buying that blouse-of-the-moment, and find ways to tweak latest trend in a way that makes you feel more creative.
Fashion can be fun and absolutely harmless, and you can use your mindful mall meanders to tap into your own sense of who you are--and what you REALLY need.
Now, thatís what I call a perfect shopping day.
Maya Talisman Frost is a mind masseuse in Portland, Oregon. Through her company, Real-World Mindfulness Training, she teaches fun and powerful eyes-wide-open alternatives to meditation. To subscribe to her free weekly ezine, the Friday Mind Massage, please visit http://www.MassageYourMind.com.