An alternative way to do simple mindfulness (Part 2)
An alternative way to do simple mindfulness (Part 2) 31 Dec 2019
Following on from part 1, I want to introduce you to more ways to do simple mindfulness.
1. Tuning into sounds
The hum of a gan, tickeing of a cloack, the round of rain on the window, voices outside the room. Realing tuning in ot hte volume, pitch and noticing if there's a rthythmic quality to the sound.
2. Experimenting with taste
Using a small pleasant tasting boiled sweet, chocolate melting int he mouth or taking a few sips of water. Noticing the flavour, physical sensations and returning the attention when it wanders.
Simply light a scented candle where your like the smell or inhale the sent of your favourite essential oil by placing a drop on a tissue.
4. Hold an object in your hands
A pebble, wooden bead pen, cup etc any everyday object. Focus your attention in to notice the temperature, the texture (roughness/smoothness), the shape and how it feels. Experiment with your eyes start with open and then notice the difference if you close your eyes.
Remember mindfulness is about training the mind, so you don't need to use breath as your anchor be creative, be kind to yourself and start simple with 30 seconds and build up the time slowly and gradually - its a practice not a race!