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Mindful March – Day 29 – Appreciate your hands

Day 29 of Mindful March

Our bodies are truly amazing. All the things that happen without us even thinking about it. The lungs that breathe, the heart that beats the cell growing and dying each day.  So a simple task today is to just appreciate your hands.  Really think about all the things they enable you to do. Feel that gratitude spread through you throughout the day.  The way you can brush your teeth, or turn a key in a lock. There is so much you can appreciate about your hands today.

Maybe even write down all these things and marvel at your own handwriting. Whatever you do, just take some time to appreciate them.

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

Mindful March – Day 28 – Stop work earlier and use the time to be still

Welcome to Day 28 #MindfulMarch

Just a few days to go! So today, the goal is to just take a little time out. We become hypnotized by our daily routines sometimes. getting up at the same time, eating the same breakfast, taking the same route to work and just generally zoning out when we are doing things throughout the day. Today, the goal is to stop work earlier than usual and take the time to be still. Now before you moan that you ‘can’t’, especially if you work for someone else, I’m here to tell you that you can.  Even if you stop just a couple of minutes before 5pm you can stop. The point isnt how early you stop, rather than you stop and be still.  Even if its just a couple of minutes away from your desk where you can sit in stillness, then do that.

However you need to get away, do it, and just spend that time focused on you.

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

Mindful March – Day 24 – Make a list of amazing things

Welcome to Mindful March Day 24

There is so much to be grateful for beyond your possessions.

As someone who has had my health taken from me quite brutally, suffering paralysis after a stress-related illness I know all too well how important good health is.

After that period of my life I have given thanks every day to my body for being healthy and all the things it can do. It sounds really simplistic and it is. But the quickest way to really feeling joy in your life is to give thanks for what you already have rather than focusing on the things you are missing.

Mindful March – Day 24 – Make a list of amazing things that you take for granted

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

 

Mindful March – Day 22 – Stop to just watch the sky

It’s Day 22 of MindfulMarch

Today’s task is one that is especially close to my heart. As a girl, I was always obsessed with the stars and the night sky. It was the place I would turn to and just get completely lost in wonderment.  Taking the time to just watch the night sky especially for me is almost like meditation. It truly helps to make me feel grounded and puts so much of my life into perspective. It’s hard not to look at the stars and marvel at the existence of not just the earth but us as human beings.

To this day, I still get completely lost looking up at the night sky, trying to count the stars or imagining how far away some of those stars are. I know I’m not the only one that does this too. There’s something truly magical about the night sky and in the knowledge that even we are simply stardust. Absolutely beautiful if you ask me.

So today your task is to simply top and just watch the sky. Now of course if you wish you could just watch the clouds go by at some point during the day. Maybe in the morning when you’re drinking your coffee rather than watch the news, sit in silence and watch the sky.

It’s so simple but a truly wonderful experience that you can incorporate into your day.

Today’s task – Stop and watch the sky

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

Mindful March – Day 21 – Notice when youre tired and take a break

Welcome to Mindful March Day 21

Today the focus is on taking care of ourselves again. We all rush around in our day-to-day lives, chasing to get the kids to school on time, or rushing to get onto public transport or even cutting our lunch hours short to get back to work. It just is the way things are today for so many of us.

Whilst this is going on today, just try to keep some awareness around your body as you go through your day. If you feel any aches or pains or tiredness just take a break.  That could be a mental break for instance as well as sitting down to take the weight off temporarily. Remember we are essentially animals and we do need to honor ourselves when we need rest. Although of course, I appreciate this isn’t always easy to do.

But at least if you are conscious of it, when you need to and you can … you should.

Enjoy your little breaks today, you’ve earned them!

See you tomorrow for another Mindful March!

Today’s Task – Take a break when you’re tired

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