Mindfulness Ideas Part 2

Mindfulness Ideas Part 2
Some more mindfulness ideas for you to try. Many of these can also be done by children. 11 Taste Water – sip water and take time to notice the taste and texture, how it feels in your mouth and as you swallow it 12 Feel Pressure of Sitting on Chair – notice the sensation of ...

Mindfulness vs achieving your dreams: how can you be present and yet focus on your future goals?

Mindfulness vs achieving your dreams: how can you be present and yet focus on your future goals?
The following is a transcript from a WhatsApp conversation I had recently that I thought would be interesting for those who are not sure how goals and dreams sit with mindfulness principles. P: So, I have trained in NLP and done bit of Life Coaching. The aim of NLP is to get the person to ...

Introduction to Meditation – a short course

Introduction to Meditation - a short course
This course is aimed at beginners who want to try meditation. You can either complete the entire course in one sitting or do 1 part per day over 5 days. Part 1 – Introducing Meditation What is Meditation? Meditation is a way of developing the mind by stilling and learning to gently control it. Why ...

Mindfulness Ideas Part 1

Mindfulness Ideas Part 1
Here are some mindfulness ideas, in no particular order. Many of these can be done with children. 1 Long pencil colouring: standing at a table, hold the pencil at the far end so it’s hard to control the detail, draw something like a tree or a house, practice accepting the lack of control and the ...

Why do I need mindfulness?

Do you worry, get angry or suffer from stress and anxiety? Worried about things all the time? Always hooting your car horn when people cut you up? Impatient or easily angered by others? Find it hard to focus at work? Easily distracted? Always worried what people think about you? Feeling stressed all the time? Constantly ...

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that simply involves focusing your awareness on the present moment. From an emotional viewpoint, it involves calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings (emotional and physical) and thoughts without prejudice or criticism. You can use mindfulness meditation to improve your concentration, improve your performance, achieve a deep sense of calm and ...

Why tai chi is a great, practical mindfulness tool

Why tai chi is a great, practical mindfulness tool
Mindfulness is becoming very popular now, the art of being in the moment. One of the problems with mindfulness is that many people find it difficult to just sit still with their eyes closed and concentrate on themselves. One way of getting round this and still applying mindfulness techniques is by learning tai chi. The simple ...

How stress affects your body

How stress affects your body
Here is a great video on the physical way stress affects your body and how it makes you ill. Tips on reducing stress Try to avoid situations which create unnecessary stress eg avoid interacting with “friends” who stress you out. For on-going stress eg work, try to take time out through the day. Manage stress ...

How a wandering mind can impact happiness

I wrote an article some time ago (He said, she said) on the wandering mind. Today, I received the following email from lumosity.com (a brain training app website): How many times a day does your mind wander? Whether you’re thinking about an important meeting or your next vacation, mind wandering may be a distinctly human ...

He said, she said

He said, she said
Relationships, whether between friends or lovers, can be a source of joy and happiness but they can also bring stress and anxiety into your life. A badly-phrased sentence or something said in the heat of the moment can lead to bad feelings and result in the conversation echoing around in your head for hours or ...