Mindful March – Day 31 – Go nature spotting

Mindful March – it’s the last day

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.

Special thanks go to www.actionforhappiness.org for their amazing work and launching Mindful March.

Mindful March – Day 30 – Notice the joy in the simple things

We are nearly there!

So our month of Mindfulness is nearly over with just two days to go.  Today it’s about noticing the joy in the simple things of life.

That could be:

  • The smell of fresh coffee
  • The smile of a loved one
  • how the sun glints off the windows
  • how your body feels in a warm bath
  • jumping in a puddle like a kid
  • The sharp taste of a freshly cut lemon

It can be absolutely anything you want at all, just be really aware of the joy you feel. The experience and how that feels in your body and relish in it. There are so many beautiful joyous things that we can open our hearts and eyes to given the chance to truly think and see.  So try it and see what you could find joy in today.

Just one more day to go… make today count!

Special thanks go to www.actionforhappiness.org for their amazing work and launching Mindful March.

Mindful March – Day 27- Notice the sound and feel of each step

It’s Day 27 of MindfulMarch!

We are so close to the end of the month and I bet this has already had a significant impact on you. Assuming you’ve been following of course.

Today is a little different. It focuses on something we do without thinking… walking. We take the ability to walk for granted. And as someone who has been paralyzed and been unable to walk for weeks, I know all too well how much I took my health for granted.

So today, all you need to do is a little exercise in awareness. Simply notice the sound of each step you take and how each step feels. Simple

Special thanks go to www.actionforhappiness.org for their amazing work and launching Mindful March.

Mindful March – Day 16 – Make an effort to slow down

Life is hectic #MindfulMarch

It’s Mindful March Day 16. We all know life can be intense, we are driven to do so much in the day and it’s something that can overtake your day-to-day. It’s often really hard to get through our day without rushing from one task to the next.  Well today, when you find yourself rushing, make a concerted effort to slow down.

When we slow down, we allow. By allowing we help to clear the mental chatter and begin to see things more clearly.

That’s it. Just slow down.

#MindfulMarch Day 16 Task: Make an effort to slow down

Special thanks go to www.actionforhappiness.org for their amazing work and launching Mindful March.

Mindful March – Day 5 – Every hour, simply take 3 calm breaths

Welcome to Day 5 of #MindfulMarch

In the last 4 days we’ve spent time:

  • appreciating our body
  • noticing beauty in our world
  • practicing loving kindness
  • being present with our coffee

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

DOWNLOAD DAY 5 WALLPAPER

Special thanks go to www.actionforhappiness.org for their amazing work and launching Mindful March.