27 Mar What happens when you combine Positive Psychology, gratitude and mindfulness? Here’s what…
via Hack Spirit
In this busy world of ours, the mind is constantly pulled from thoughts to sensory data, scattering our thoughts and emotions and leaving us feeling stressed, and at times quite anxious.
While most of us don’t have time to sit for 5 minutes and relax, it’s essential to our wellbeing that we do.
So if you’re busy like me, try to use the below exercise to empty your mind and find some much-needed calm amidst the madness of your day.
This exercise is something we like to call “mindful appreciation”. Similar to a gratitude practice, all you have to do is notice 5 things in your day that usually go underappreciated. These things can be objects or people – it’s up to you.
Use a notepad to check off 5 by the end of the day.
The point of this exercise is to simply give thanks and appreciate the seemingly insignificant things in life; the things that support our existence but rarely get a second thought amidst our desire for bigger and better things.
You can ask yourself questions like:
- Have you ever properly acknowledged how these things benefit your life and the lives of others?
- Have you ever thought about what life might be like without these things?
- Have you ever stopped to notice their finer, more intricate details?
- Have you ever sat down and thought about the relationships between these things and how together they play an interconnected role in the functioning of the earth?
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