Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, to what you are experiencing in the present moment, not judging yourself, instead offering kindness and curiosity to whatever you notice. A simple way to practice mindfulness or start paying attention to the present moment is through the five senses; sounds, sights, smells, tastes and felt sensations. Begin to notice your five senses in a mindful moment...
Give a mindful moment a try:
Bringing awareness and intentionality to your breathing will help you feel calm, focused and able to be more present.
Try this simple breathing exercise:
Be KIND to yourself:
Take time everyday to intentionally be kind to yourself. Let kindness overflow from within…..let kindness start with you. Make a list of simple and doable ways you can be kind to yourself…….could be through simple self-care things you do and/or could be graciously shifting the thoughts you think about yourself.
Give this self compassion exercise a try:
There are many aroma smells that can bring balance to the nervous system and help your body and emotions feel calm. Also pairing it with the breath exercise can be very calming.
A few suggested smells that are calming:
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