The Mindful Bruise

Your mindset and attitude sets the tone for everything you do in your life. Ideas, plans for the day, relationships, problem solving, lifestyle changes, and so much more.


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Developing a healthy mindset takes time because you’re changing your brain, how you think, and even how you behave.

Familiarity sets in rapidly going back to how you usually think or behave – because you know it, it’s comfortable.

The only way to understand what I’m talking about is really learning how to use your brain and experiencing the changes. Learning how to use your mind = controlling your thoughts.

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When you do, you have the added power of making better choices and decisions because you can tell (and actually physically feel the shift) when your mind is going on auto-pilot, haywire, rather than being in a calm and aware state.

What happens when your mind goes haywire? One thought leads to another, negative thoughts begin to creep in… and you’re on a fast thought train to no-where.

But even if you’ve perfected the art of mindfulness, you can have what I call a “Mindful Bruising” – a temporary roll back to the familiar of uncontrolled thoughts leading to negativity

What’s good here is the ability to catch your thoughts, realize they’re not real, they can change, and you’re not held a prisoner in them. You can switch them in an instant.

read how to catch your thoughts here

What got me to write about this is a recent experience I had. You may know, or not, I joined a gym and have been working out daily, weight lifting, swimming, drinking tons of water. I weigh-in on Fridays and discovered for the past month my weight and body fat %had not changed. It’s called a plateau.


My positive mindset had been “Bruised” not totally wrecked. So my mind shifted to a sense of failure, of giving up, bla, bla, bla. Yet I was able to catch it. I knew what I was doing – allowing old thought patterns to rise up in a fleeting moment and ruin the rest of my day ( you do know that when you’re in a shitie state of mind, everything else appears shitie, right?).

Because I know I can control my thoughts by being aware of them, shifting them – not buying into haywire thinking, I snapped out of it. I had a great rest of the day. In fact, I think I inspired a bus driver to join a gym and start getting in physical shape. Inspiring others always makes my day …

THIS is the magic, the beauty of learning to be mindful.

Learning mindfulness, or what I personally call “Unraveling”, raises awareness, changes your life, and gives you the skill to be the master controller of your mind, behavior, and world. It saves you from hours of mental torment.

Mindful bruising is a temporary part of life – it’s just a slight bruise that heals very quickly

Your thoughts on this? And .. would you like to learn how to “Unravel”, I may do a workshop if there’s enough interest. Comment below…

Lesly Federici






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Lesly Federici

Lesly Federici is a Registered Nurse turned Community and Affiliate Marketer. She is the CEO of the Power Affiliate Club, and known as the "Artistic Affiliate". She enjoys helping people learn, create, and manage the blogging experience. She's also an Artist and Author. Lesly believes the best opportunities in life are those self generated. Be sure to reach out to Lesly as she would love to hear from you ...

14 Responses

  1. Hi Edward,
    Great to see you visiting, thank you. Bruises heal depending on the severity, are temporary just like having a bad day. But it can change in an instant – all due to thoughts and how they’re used .. amazing stuff … by ch

  2. Mindful bruising is an interesting concept. It’s a natural reaction to anything we ‘decide’ isn’t fulfilling our desires, as you’ve described in this thoughtful post.

    Recognizing our thoughts are decisions we can control is one of mankind’s greatest discoveries! Good write up, thanks,

  3. Hi Chery,
    Great to see you visiting .. thank you! Yes, what you think you will create in your life.. most people don’t believe it, but it’s a fact …. love you too πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Mandy!
    Wonderful to see you visiting πŸ™‚ I always try to explain in easy terms… LOL .. ah .. great to have a friend that teaches you … love that πŸ™‚

  5. Mandy Allen says:

    My friend is a mindfulness teacher and is always practicing on me! I love your description of the mindful bruise. Very clear explanation.

    Enjoy the journey!

  6. Hey Lesly! The Mindful Bruise! WOW! What great wording! It is so true what they say! What you think about you bring about! Training your mind is easy, that is if you think about it HEHE Great share girlfriend! Keep up the great work! Love Ya.. Chery :))

  7. Hi Sharon,
    I have no plans to quit … can’t. Your body gets used to the changes and if I stopped, it would bounce back to where I was .. so … even tho there may be days I hate it.. thankfully it passes … appreciate your support πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Elise..
    Oh I remember I would be depressed for days .. no more. I appreciate your support so much .. πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Sazia,
    Thank you for the compliments … working out at the gym has become a life style… to stay fit as I grow older. Living a healthy is so important .. thank you for visiting and your wonderful comment πŸ™‚

  10. sazia kazia says:

    Hi Lesly mam, Great information positive thinking always leads to right way. You are really the inspiration for all mam. The physical activities which you are doing daily are the result of your good health and young look. Thanks for sharing

  11. I love that you caught your thoughts before they brought you on a path steeped in negativity. You totally have this. We have your back.

  12. Hang in there, being healthy takes work. Weight is just a number, if you feel you have more energy please keep at it. I am sure it will pay off.

  13. Hi Marquita,
    Wonderful to see you visiting, thank you.You know so well the relapses, and they’re good to have for reflection … I always aim for a visual for better understanding – I hope… πŸ™‚

  14. No question, everyone has an attitude relapse from time to time, and as you pointed out awareness is the key to catching it early. Your “mindful bruising” term does a great of conjuring up a visual, Lesly. Thanks for the inspiration!

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