Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout

 

How are you feeling? Busy running up to Christmas and holidays, or slowing down?
I’m slowing down, all my courses have finished! Sometimes slowing down can make you vulnerable to getting negative thoughts. So it’s a good thing to know that your thoughts are just thoughts! Your brain is wired to shoot up random thoughts all the time, and you don’t have to take them too seriously!!
Thoughts will pop up, and they will go away again. If you do not give them any attention they will just dissappear again. If you do give them attention, they will lead to lots of similar thoughts.
This week take some time to just sit, bring your attention to your breathing for a couple of breaths and than bring your attention to your mind.
Look at the thoughts that are popping up, just notice them. They will linger for a bit, and than disappear, as new thoughts appear in your mind.
Just as clouds in the sky, you see them, they go by and than they disappear again.
Try this and let me know how you are!
Have a great week!
M
Healthy mind, happy heart
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Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout

As I finished my teaching education course this weekend, my crochet students are finishing this week also!! Very proud of how fast they have learned to crochet and relax!
 
This week the workout is also a fast way to relax and chill.
Try to do this every day at least once:
 
Take 5 controlled breaths by breathing in throught your nose with your hand on your belly. Your hand should rise with your bellly as you breathe in.
Pause for 5 counts, and exhale slowly on the count of 5. You can exhale through your nose or mouth. Listen to the sound your breathing makes as you exhale too.
 
This will help in calming your nervous system, you can read more about it here too: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/well/mind/breathe-exhale-repeat-the-benefits-of-controlled-breathing.html
 
Have a great week, don’t forget we are colouring again this Sunday!!

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout

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Morena!
 
Another week gone by! It’s busy running up to the Summer and holidays and it is easy to forget to notice everything that is going well in your life.
However giving attention to all you love, appreciate and are grateful for is a great habit and easy way to increase your wellbeing!
 
So this week, post at least one picture every day of what you are grateful for.
 
Have a great week,
ngā mihi,
Monique

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout
 
People often ask me how to start with mindfulness.
The easiest way to start mindfulness is to take something you are doing daily anyway, and decide to do that mindfully!
This is not going to take you any time. All you do is bring your attention to the here and now by using your body and senses.
What can you see here, what can you feel here, what can you hear, what can you smell here??
Remember your body is always in the here and now! It’s just our mind that is always wondering off!!
 
So this week, go back to basics and pick something from your day that you are doing anyway, and do it mindfully. Doesn’t have to take long. Just a few minutes to start is fine!
Maybe a moment when you have your morning shower, or the first sips of your morning tea.
Taking the stairs mindfully or why not park a bit further away and enjoy your walk mindfully!
 
Have a great week,
M
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
ps Did you know I have a few hours available for private mindfulness tuition?
Make your appointment now by emailing me on monique@easynowmindfulness.com before I’m fully booked!