I became more interested in mindfulness in recent years as my job became more stressful. While I was already doing yoga, and I do give myself quiet time to read, play music and be crafty, I needed something more.
I found it difficult to meditate without hyperventilating until I read Dan Harris’ book 10% Happier. The book didn’t help me, but the appendix at the end with tips and techniques did.
I still tend towards guided meditation as the act of “listening” quietens my thoughts. I know the idea isn’t to have an empty mind, but my mind can be quite loud.
Having said that, I can sit in the sun in summertime and lose 20 minutes without thinking of a single sausage. So, no, not meditating then either!
So when I saw this magazine book from the Flow team, I decided I was going to get this and try 19 days of mindfulness and all the different ways we can act mindfully. It came with a morning pages booklet as well as some paper craft/art extras.
It’s the first day of Spring in New Zealand and a gorgeous 19 degree Celsius day. So what better way to put me in a positive mindset for the next 19 days.
I’ll let you know how I get on and if I find anything amazingly new to put into my self-care mindfulness routine!