Chances are you’ve heard the frequently used ‘mindfulness’ buzz word. But what exactly is mindfulness? Mindfulness is focused attention and awareness on the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help us be grateful for the little things in life and engage in life more meaningfully. Take a moment today to be mindful and be fully present in your surroundings. Chose from one below or find your own way! .
☕️ Sit quietly with your coffee or tea, noticing the warmth of the cup on your hands. ☔️ Listen to the rain.
🧘 Set a timer for 5 minutes and notice the natural rhythm of your breath.
🚿 Notice every step of your shower- the smell of the soap, the warmth of the water, the texture of your hair.
📝 Journal your thoughts- don’t worry about grammar, spelling, or content focus on being present and write whatever comes up.
🗣 Engage in conversation, focusing all your attention on the conversation.
🌹 Stop and smell the roses, literally. (Or your favorite lotion/essential oil).
🥞 While eating, describe the taste, notice fully with your senses.
🌿 Participate in a grounding practice: notice five things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can touch, 2 things you can smell, and 1 thing you can taste (I usually chose a chocolate chip to melt in my mouth 🤤🍫).