Our days seem to be filled with thoughts flitting between lamenting what has happened in the past to what may happen in the future. Only 10% of our stress is due to what happens. 90% is due to what we think might happen. Mindfulness is returning your attention to the present.
Today, we will give an anchor to our mindful practice.
Once you are dressed for the day, choose an object you are wearing to be your mindful object. It can be a ring, your id badge, necklace, tie, shoes, your watch, a button on your shirt, etc. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it is something you will see several times.
During the day, at any point you notice your mindful object, touch it, take 3 *deep mindful breaths paying attention to the air flowing in and out your body.
*Deep Mindful Breath- Inhale for a count of 5, hold for a count of 1 and exhale for a count of 8.
Make a mental note about this #mindfulmoment and congratulate yourself for being in the present.
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