Today’s #MindfulnessMonday Tip: Don’t take mindfulness to seriously… It isn’t a competition of who can be more mindful. It is about being present in the moment and enjoying life as it comes.
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Today’s Mindfulness Exercise:
Reading is a huge part of our daily lives. So much so that we often take it for granted. from text messages to emails to social media posts we are constantly staring at our phones, tables, computers and other devises. Find some time during the day when you can put down your electronic devises and focus on reading something in print… a book, a magazine, a newspaper (yes, they still print those). Allow yourself 5-10 minutes each day, when you can let go of all your other responsibilities to just get lost in the written word. You just might find that 10 minutes turns into 20 and 20 turns in to 30. I will warn you, there are some side effects to quiet reading which include…
- Getting lost in a book and becoming attached to the characters you meet,
- Learning something new,
- Reduced stress,
- Enhanced mental health and function,
- Increased self-control,
- Decreased anxiety, depression, and worry, and
- A feeling of peace and comfort
Mindfulness Journaling Prompt:
Choose a poem you like and read through it very slowly. If you don’t have a favorite poem, do a google search for popular poetry or ask your Google Home, iPhone Siri, Alexa, or other smart device to tell you a poem about nature.
What do you like most about it? What images does it conjure up for you? What do you think about the words the poet chose to use?
Mindfulness journaling can be very private. However, if you are willing to share your experiences with me and my readers, I would love to invite you to comment below and let me know what poem you selected and how it made you feel.
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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.