MEDITATION HACK.... Meditation can be a tough one especially for beginners. Sitting in stillness for a prolonged period of time is challenging...the body begins to ache...the mind easily wanders. So maybe you could try something different? There are many forms of meditation and one I find particularly useful is a walking meditation. It's easy and is a great way to start adding meditation and mindfulness in to your ever day routine. As Spring approaches and the nice weather creeps in there's no better time to give this a go, get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature around you. Here's a few tips to get you started 🙏🏽 give them a try next time you're out on a walk..
Firstly become aware of your surroundings through senses - SMELL - can you smell freshly cut grass? New flowers blooming? 🌺🌸🌹🌻 - SOUND - Can you hear the birds singing? 🕊 People talking? Closeby traffic? Water running? Is there silence (you can focus in on that too) - SIGHT - what can you see? Become aware of everything surrounding you. Trees 🌳 flowers 🌸 insects 🐛🦋 water 🌊 people 👫 animals 🐶🐱🐰🐷🐮🐥 the sky, the clouds 🌥🌈 As you walk just be aware of what surrounds you. Focus in on things through the senses mentioned above but allow yourself to really pay attention. Notice how this makes you feel - maybe a little smile will appear on your face. Taking time to just be, and appreciate what's around you can have a big affect.
Keep on doing this, and if you notice your mind has wandered just accept that but then bring your attention back to the present moment and what you're looking at/smelling/hearing.