So today we are focusing on the outside world again. And it’s all about awareness today. Take some time out to go nature spotting. Which might sound really odd if you’re nowhere near nature, but you can actually find all sorts of wonders of the natural world even in the city.
It could be:
Different trees you hadnt noticed before
The way some flowers can break through concrete
Maybe birds nesting in trees
Foxes scooting through the streets
Honey bee looking for a place to create a hive
The possibilities are endless… just take the time to go look and marvel at nature.
The last task for Mindful March: Go nature spotting today, even in a city there is wildlife.
One of the easiest ways to distract our minds from the noise and clutter around us is to take our minds to our bodies.
By focusing our attention on our bodies we give our reptilian brain something to focus on other than the worry of the day or any issues that may be preoccupying you for even just a moment.
You can do this, either sitting or lying down. Just take 5 minutes away from whatever you are doing and go somewhere quiet.
Close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths in and out.
Then work from the top of your head down to the tips of your feet. And slowly work down your body, and notice any tenseness or feelings that come up. As you notice any tenseness or feelings just breathe into them deeply and move onto the next body part.
This is so simple but so effective in helping you connect with yourself. Try it!
Mindful March – Day 24 – Mentally scan your body & notice your feelings
Today we’re focusing on one of the most powerful aspects of mindfulness training – the breath. It’s no coincidence that the majority of meditation practices use the breath to calm meditators. Plus controlling the breath and being mindful of it, is also used during anxiety attacks by doctors as it really is the most powerful way to calm the mind and body. So today give yourself this small gift of every hour, on the hour stop whatever you’re doing and take 3 deep calm breaths in and out; then you can get on with your day. Simple.
Day 5 – Every Hour, simply take 3 calm breaths in and out
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s task in this Mindful March Project.
Here’s today’s freebie for you to download!
It’s a phone wallpaper – just right click, save and every time you look at your phone today you’ll be reminded of your Day 5 task 🙂 ENJOY