Bring your attention inward to your breath. Is it fast and shallow or slow and heavy? Slowly breathe in for the count of 5, hold for 5 counts and exhale for 5 counts and hold. Do this 5 times. Are you feeling more centered? Today, be a good listener. Engage someone in a conversation and fully listen to their story. Stay present for the individual, if your mind wanders gently bring it back to the individual speaking.
Check in with yourself, how are you feeling? My wish is that you feel loving kindness and calm.
I have decided to change the format of my mindfulness posts. I will still continue to write longer posts on Mindfulness but have decided to start a daily Mindfulness Moment series. Each day I will introduce a suggested mindful moment that will provide an opportunity to check in with yourself and your surroundings.
A formal mindful meditation is usually around 15 – 30 minutes a day. When just starting out this is a very uncomfortable length of time, Mindful Moments will be short bursts of Mindful awareness that are intended to bring your busy and over stimulated mind to a calm and grounded place.
I hope you enjoy Mindful Moments 🙂
P.S. Check in tomorrow for the first mindful moment!