November 2, 2014

We all need some support with regulating our mental health and coping mechanisms. Meditation is an incredible tool. I have created this video to bring you into the present moment and then lead you into silence.

If you struggle to keep your attention focused then why not practice these steps over the next 14 days...

Start at Day1 and follow on each day. Please feel free to contact me for support throughout.

Mindfulness Challenge

Day 1 Take time throughout the day to notice everything around you and tune into your environment

Day 2 Perhaps each hour take time to consciously notice your breath throughout the day. Don't try to change it, just be aware of it 

Day 3 Put all your attention into each action you undertake and make it into something more than a means to an end

Day 4 Pay attention to your thoughts as an observer - notice what you are thinking. If you feel yourself anxious or stressed take time to become aware of the thoughts behind the feelings

Day 5 Stop every hour and take some slow deep breathes, take note of how you are feeling then carry on

Day 6 Notice the present moment - what is happening now as opposed to what is happening in your thoughts. Is there anything you need to fix at this moment?

Day 7 Notice how you feel and how the sensations in your body make you feel, and notice the reactions they create within you

Day 8 Notice the resistances you have to what is happening around you or through your interactions with others without reacting to them. Feel how your thoughts affect you physically 

Day 9 Start a meditation practice - close you eyes and sit counting your breath for 5 minutes before you start the day. Use the above audio as a way of leading yourself into meditation

Day 10 Notice is you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and if there is anything happening in your outer picture in the moment that is causing you to feel that way

Day 11 Introduce 5 minutes meditation before going to bed and or when you wake in the morning

Day 12 Find a group to meditate with and start to increase how long you sit for

Day 13 Keep a background awareness of your breath and how you are feeling in every moment

Day 14 Notice how different you feel from when you started and make notes of the changes and differences you feel