Updated: Feb 10, 2020
How busy is your day today? Have you been running around like I have been, trying to get a huge list of to do’s done?
Sometimes it takes major effort to slow down, stop, and reflect. But what I know through working with mindfulness, is that it is a muscle that continues to need to be used and exercised.
The Mindfulness Muscle.
Try this exercise:
Set an alarm to randomly go off during your day. You may be at the post office, or watching TV, or in the middle of a work project, when it goes off,
When the alarm goes off, stop for just one moment. (Of course, don't do this driving a car or any heavy equipment, but you knew that already lol)
And notice: what is going on in your thoughts, feelings, your sensations?
Look inside, in that moment.
And that’s it! You had a mindful moment.
When we have mindful moments, we just notice. By simply noticing, we become not just aware, but compassionate with ourselves, thoughts, feelings, and sensations. When we are compassionate, we can move into self-love, and deeper growth.
Let me know how it goes in the comments below :)