What do you do for self-care? • Who do you talk to? • What activities help you manage stress?
Mindfulness At first mindfulness can seem like an intangible concept. However, practicing mindfulness is, quite simply, the act of concentrating on your breathing, being aware of your breath and being aware of what is going on around you in the present moment. The more you do it, the more the simplicity of it becomes clear and the benefits manifold. It lightens the mind and spirit. -Tiddy Rowan, the little book of mindfulness
Breathing to relax-a deeply relaxed person breathes around 7 times a minute • Breathe in (count to 6 approximately) • Hold it (count to 2) • Let the breath out slowly (count to 8 approximately)
Mindfulness applications for your phone • Smiling Mind • Mindfi • Calm • buddhify
Mindfulness exercises • The raisin exercise • Mindful seeing • Five senses exercise • Mini mindfulness exercise • Mindful walking down the street technique • The three minute breathing space • Body scan
BODY scan • https://soundcloud.com/mindfulmagazine/3-minute-body-scan-meditation
Final thoughts As a man Thinketh- by, jamesallen