Sunday 2 July: Tawa All Good Colourers, at the Community Centre 10-12.
Wednesday 2 August, 4 week learn to crochet at Tawa Community Adult Education
Monday 7 August: 8 week Rewire Your Brain for Happiness.
Tuesday 15 August: 6 week Creative Mindfulness.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Good morning from Dunedin!! Feeling grateful to be here and I couldn’t have done this without one of my best friends, looking after our kids!!
Mindfulness is easy, it’s paying attention, in the here and now, with curiosity, acceptance and openheartedness, and without judging.
That means, it’s mostly an attention trainer!
This week, try to bring your attention to your body, the sensations in your body, just a couple of times a day.
Usually when you’re walking, your mind will wander off. Bringing your focus back to your body can help in stopping this wandering. As often the wandering can be ruminating, worrying, stressing, planning etc. Which only fatigues the brain and makes you feel bad.
Another way to be more mindful of the body is to start practicing yoga. I use the downdog app and absolutely love it! Great for beginners too! You can use it any time, any where, even at your work 🙂
Don’t forget to register for the upcoming courses, the 8 week MBSR, 6 week creative mindfulness or the just crochet!!!
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
🌷the yoga app: https://www.downdogapp.com
📌Kids Workshop Mindfulness is next week Thursday!
Email monique@easynowmindfulness to register your children!
Hope you had a nice long weekend! We were home, spending some time together, no pressure, no stress.
One of the attitudes of mindfulness is to be non-judgmental.
We are judging all the time and this keeps us safe when we are crossing a road.
However we often judge out of habit, and this can affect how we feel. Judging ourselves negatively, or judging others in a negative way, gives us negative feelings and makes us feel disconnected from others.
So this week, try to be aware of your judging, and if you can, try to change your mind into judging a little less, so you feel a little happier.
🌷Healthy Mind Happy Heart
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Welcome Spring and September! After three years I’m still getting used to that combination! For most of my life, Spring was in March! (In The Netherlands)
Mindfulness teaches you to be more calm and self aware, which helps in responding better to all that happens daily in your life.
By having a more laidback approach to yourself and others you will feel more happy and your relationships with others around you will improve too!
One of the things to look out for, is how much you are sabotaging yourself, in living by rules and demands, the should and should nots, that we have come to live by.
So this week, be on the look out for all the selftalk that happens in your mind that start with “I should……” or “I should not…..” And than ask yourself, if you really have to? Do you really want to? Or is there a good reason why you should not?? Think about what is good for you, how is it helping you? You are allowed to make your own choices, even if they are different from day to day!
We had a lovely walk along Oriental Parade on Saturday. I’m glad we did, as Sunday it was raining all day!!
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Did you know your brain is wired to focus on negative things and to quickly forget about positive things? Because that’s what helping for survival!
However that makes us easily forget all the good things we do.
If you want to feel more postive about yourself, you need to train your brain to focus on the things that are good about you. This might feel a bit uneasy at first, but you will get good at it, really quickly!
So this week, every day, take a moment to pause and think about what was good about you so far today. And when you think about it, also bring back all the sensations about it. The sounds, the smells, what did you see, how did it feel. That is important to really make the change.
Have a great week!
ps I hope the people that planned to plant persil all around the Wellington Station, feel really good about themselves. Because I love it! Did you know??