Learn to crochet for relaxation starts 6 June, 7-9 pm Tawa Wellington.
Last week before the long Easter weekend!!
Hope this means that you get some time for you!
By now you will know that I’m a big fan of Creative Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is meditation too, but often thiscan be really hard, especially for busy people!!
Being creative can be a great alternative.
Making something, gives your busy mind something to focus on. That can break the cycle of busy thinking about lots of things that only make you feel more stressed.
So, this week, come up with things that you could be making when you take the t
ime. And go for it!
Even looking for inspiration, can be relaxing!
☀ You can make this beginner’s crochet Easter basket here: https://easynowmindfulness.com/hooked-on-crochet/
Have a good week!
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
Upcoming: Colouring and Zendoodle at the Tawa Community Centre 10-12.
another Monday, another Weekly Mindfulness Workout. It’s December tomorrow, busy times for many people. Part of the 8-week mindfulness training I’m running is about recognising unhelpful thoughts. And some thoughts that we all get, are thoughts starting with “I should…” or “I shouldn’t…”. Now any thought that starts like this, will give you some stress, some more, some less.
So for this week, be on the lookout for these thoughts and when you recognise them: reconsider. Decide what is really good for you to do or not to do. So you are not making life any more busy or stressful than it might already be for you!
Have a good week and remember I’m still collecting presents for mums for Little Sprouts, thanks!
Good morning all,
Another week has gone by and there have been horrific things happening in the world the last week. We’re all thinking of the people that have lost their lives, and of all the people that have lost their loved ones.
We can also sometimes feel overwhelmed by this all. We can feel powerless and don’t know what we can do about it. These moments it might help to just take our attention back to the here and now, to focus on our breathing or senses, to give ourselves a break and relax. Just to be able to cope with it all better. This is not denying what is happening, but looking after ourselves. It’s ok to tell ourselves we are safe, we are grateful for living in freedom and free of war. Grateful that our children can go to school safely every day, they can go on the bus and train and meet up with friends by themselves. We are free to express ourselves and live the lives we choose too.
So this week try to bring your focus back to the here and now, a few times a day, focus on your breathing, or use your senses. What can you hear, what can you see, what can you feel or taste. Give yourself a short break from it all, and be grateful for all we have that we easily take for granted.
Have a good week,