Day 5 – Mindfulness
Do you find yourself dwelling on the past or worrying about the future? Is your head overwhelmed with a list of things you must do? Do you have panic attacks when it all gets too much, or maybe you get to a point where you keep making mistakes? Maybe your mind buzzes with overuse, like an old computer struggling to keep up, or is that just mine? Imagine your mind constantly contracted like a muscle. Mindfulness helps us relax that muscle, giving our minds a break and a chance to heal. It’s all about the present, coming back to where you are, grounding.
We lead such busy, hectic lives. Here is how to give it a go. Use your senses, ask yourself the questions: –
What can I see? What else?
What can I hear? What else?
What can I feel? What else?
What can I smell? What else?
What can I taste? What else?
If you really stop and take note, you become aware of so many different things. Mindfulness can be used in everything we do. The more you practice, try 5 times a day, the more peace you will find. There is happiness in the wonder around us, just in that moment. Really notice the here and now, giving us a break from the hurt of the past & the anxiety of the future.
For panic attacks use the above but count it down from five. 5 things I can see, 4 things I can hear, and so on.
Step it up – optional extra
Do you have the knack of mindfulness already? Then take a look at meditation. follow the link below for free learn to meditate course. There are many others to choose from. Google search or take a look on You Tube. Find what works for you.