The past can’t be changed and the future hasn’t happened yet… By focusing on the present moment we can calm the mind and reduce our stress levels. BUT, what is this “Mindfulness” thing???
WHAT IS THIS MINDFULNESS THING? – It’s simple, it’s about becoming more aware of the present moment. Noticing the sights, smells, sounds and tastes that you experience, as well as the thoughts and feelings that occur from one moment to the next without trying to fix anything. It’s about letting go.
AN EXAMPLE - Mindfulness can be as simple as starting to notice all the small details of the world around you. For instance, carefully look at the details on the peel of an orange, the feeling as you peel it and the wonderful taste and textures as you eat it. Only focusing on that orange in that moment. In that time your mind gets a lovely rest from any stress of the day.
GIVE IT A GO – Giving mindfulness a go takes little time, its simple yet takes practice and the effects can be profound. Give it a go. You can get full details of how to begin practicing mindfulness practice here.
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Stress Busting Tips brought to you by Rachael of DAWN Coaching & Therapy.