The Mindfulness Challenge Day 5 – Mindful Walking

This is the final part of the Mindfulness Challenge.  I hope over the course of the week you’ve enjoyed Mindfulness and living Mindfully.  I also hope the space, peace and awareness it has given you as benefited you in all areas of your life.  This challenge has looked at five areas but Mindfulness can be applied to all areas of your life.

Mindful walking is a great way to explore yourself and the world around you.  It allows you to step back from your thoughts or emotions and not only take a break from the day but to step out of the situation entirely.

To walk Mindfully start by taking a deep breath, clear tour mind and then begin to walk slowly.  Look towards the ground as you feel every step in your legs and the sensations experienced by your whole body.  Do this practice for a minimum of two minutes but continue it for as long as you’d like.

Find out more about Mindfulness here.

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Mindful Walking

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

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The Mindfulness Challenge Day 4 – Mindful Teeth Brushing

Brushing our teeth bookends our days.  It’s how we start and finish.  Doing this mindfully lets us start and finish the day in a state of awareness and peace.  It is important and refreshingly easy to make time for ourselves when just adapt practices we already to become mindful.

To brush your teeth Mindfully take a deep breath before the practice and clear your mind.  Once you have done this brush your teeth slowly, taking your time and being aware of the sensations it creates.  Don’t engage with any thoughts that appear, just let them pass.

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Mindful Teeth Brushing

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

 

The Mindfulness Challenge Day 3 – Making a Cup of Tea

One of the reasons we stop most often during our day is to make drinks.  Whether it’s tea or anything else these provide breaks and time away from the stresses and events of the day.

Approaching the task mindfully let’s you make the most of this freedom.  You can observe the triumphs and stresses of the day; becoming aware of them from a distance and clearing your mind.

This example involves tea but please feel free to apply it your beverage of choice.  Boil the kettle and clear your mind.  Prepare the mug and make the tea.  While doing this let thoughts and emotions rise in your mind but don’t interact with them.  Take your time with the process, maximising the break and time to be aware of yourself and your thoughts.

Find out more about mindfulness here.

Enjoy it!

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Mindful Tea Making

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

The Mindfulness Challenge Day 2 – Mindful Dish Washing

Doing the washing up isn’t everyone’s ideas of fun or their first choice for creating space and time in the day.  However when done mindfully even washing the dishes allows you to step back from your thoughts, letting them rise within you as you observe them.

When you mindfully wash the dishes become only in the present moment.  Feel the temperature of the water, the sounds that are made and any other sensation that occurs.  Allow your mind to be clear and free of thoughts.  Use the time to find peace, awareness and perspective on the day.  Any thoughts or insights that are important will stay with you.

To find out more about mindfulness and how it can help you, click here.

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Mindful Dish Washing

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

The Mindfulness Challenge Day 1 – Mindful Hearing

Welcome to the first part of The Mindfulness Challenge!  Over the week this challenge will show you mindfulness techniques that you can use to bring mindfulness, space and awareness into your day.

Day 1 looks at mindful hearing.  The practice of mindful hearing lets can be practiced from a couple of minutes to any amount of time.

Get comfortable and bring your attention to your breath.  Allow thoughts and emotions to happen in your mind without engaging with them.  After a minute bring your attention to your hearing and let the sounds come to you without effort or strain.

Enjoy the practice.

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Mindful Hearing

 

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

Coming Next Week: The Mindfulness Challenge

Mindfulness is important to me, I try to live my life by it and can tell in my mood and state when I haven’t been.  Mindfulness allows us to be aware of the world around us on a much greater level and to respond to situations rather than react to them.

I extol the virtues of Mindfulness to those I meet in all areas of my life and have decided to bring Mindfulness to as many people as I can by running a small series called The Mindfulness Challenge next week.  I want to show the benefits of Mindfulness and help even more people to find and benefit from it.

I welcome you to take part in this journey and learn more about Mindfulness, or just to enjoy the experience even further if you already have Mindfulness in your life.

Find out more about Mindfulness here.

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

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