Developing mindfulness has a lot to do with shifting of perspectives. We have some deeply laid neuropathways that allow us to fall into a habit of reactions. We don’t even realise we are reacting; we just do it. Those automatic responses more deeply ingrain responses; many which are negative or destructive to our own health and well-being.
This month, we will be focusing on changing our perspective and challenging our responses.
So, here we go!
Let’s start with a quick mindfulness strategy.
10 Second Mindfulness- STOP
This is a simple but effective strategy to refocus our attention.
S– Stop what you are doing.
T– Take a deep breathe. Breathe in for a count of 5, hold for a count of one and exhale for a count of 8.
O– Observe what is happening around you at this moment.
P– Proceed with what you were doing.
Make a mental note about this #mindfulmoment and congratulate yourself for being in the present.
Repeat at least five times today. (You may want to print the picture and put it somewhere to help remind you to STOP.)
Share your experiences here on the blog or on Twitter @Ed_Tmprince #MonthOfMindfulness .