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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 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.

International Day of Happiness – Mindful March – Day 20

Happy International Day of Happiness 🙂

Around the world, people are celebrating the simple act of being happy! Now doest that sound like a good idea. So today is simply doing something that makes you happy and celebrating whatever that may be.

Perhaps:

  • Going out for dinner
  • Meeting an old friend
  • Visiting a museum
  • Getting a massage
  • Dancing around your front room
  • Visiting a comedy club
  • Curling up under the duvet

There are so many options today, and all you have to do is enjoy them.  We live in a world that is so focused on the negative that it’s rare for people to truly celebrate happiness, so today is a wonderful opportunity to start to change that behaviour and enjoy our natural state.

What better day than today to focus on you!

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

 

Mindful March – Day 17 – Have a device-free day

Welcome to Day 17 of #MindfulMarch

Today we do something many of us will struggle with – the action is to have a device-free day.  The stats around how often the average person picks up their device is shocking. In the west we are obsessed with our phones.  Have you ever been on public transport and simply observed people? It seems everyone under a certain age has their heads bowed and buried in their phones.  People are plugged in and tuned out to the world around them.

Whether it’s watching videos, scrolling through social media or listening to music – people seem to be constantly connected to their devices. The majority of people even use them in the bathroom – on the toilet! We have allowed these devices to take over for so many of us. So the challenge today… how far can you get through your day without using your device?

No social media, no text messages, no zoning out on your phone? And think of it this way, when you are taking time away from your device, try not to think about what might be happening. Just reconnect with the environment around you. Spend time with those you love, enjoy a meal, go for a walk, paint something. Whatever it is, just disconnect from you device and have a free day.

Mindful March – Day 17 – Have a device-free day

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