So, did you try some of the mindfulness tips from last week?
Normally, we’ve got a number of paragraphs with thoughts and ideas.
This week, we’re doing something a little different – we’re going more interactive!
First, we’d encourage you to look at the clock and make sure you’ve got about 15 minutes free.
Next, set a timer on your phone for 1 minute.
Close your eyes for a minute and think about your breathing.
Focus on your breath and clear your mind.
Now, take out a piece of paper and set your timer for 5 minutes.
Write down everything that comes to mind. Don’t try to think or solve any problems. Just. Write.
How are you feeling? Maybe some of those things that were stressing you out are now on paper and not just being stored in your mind?
Last, think though or write about 1 or all of these questions:
- What will I do today that will matter 1 year from now?
- What is 1 thing I want to accomplish today?
- Is what I am doing the best use of my time?
- Am I having fun? How come?
We’ve found that staying mindful and present takes a combination of little checks through out your day (breathing when you are frustrated or enjoying your food instead of scarfing down a couple of chips) and taking a couple minutes of intentional time to reground yourself amidst the stress.
Try it out and let us know your thoughts!