Today’s #MindfulnessMonday Tip: Mindfulness Doesn’t just happen overnight. Mindfulness is a way of life, a practice that you have to incorporate into your life if you want to see the benefits in your life. It is the small habits, done consistently, that help to make mindfulness a daily practice.
With that little piece of advice, I give you today’s Mindfulness Exercise:
WHAT CAN YOU HEAR?
Take a few minutes, in private, to sit with your eyes closed and focus on the sounds around you. What can you hear? Are any animals barking in the distance, people typing on their computer keyboards, wind blowing through the trees, cars, doors opening and closing, the sounds of nature? How do those sounds make you feel? How do they affect your mood? How does your body feel and react to the noises around you? Focus on your breathing, taking long deep breaths in and slowly letting them out. Try to release any tension you might be feeling as you push the outside noises away and just focus on the sound and feel of your breath.
Mindfulness Journaling Prompt: How did today’s exercise make you feel? What noises surround you and how do they affect your mood? If they affected you in a negative way, what can you do to change your surroundings and decrease the negative affects?
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*I’m certified in Holistic Stress Management and Mind/Body Fitness. I’ve been practicing Mindfulness for 10+ years and am passionate about helping others in their pursuit of a more mindful existence.