Let’s take the time to pause, breathe and really take in what’s all around us
This month Action for Happiness invite us to take some time to look within and learn to be more mindful. There are 31 achievable daily actions to take, encouraging us to focus on the present, helping to reduce stress and lift our mood.
Learning to identify what we’re grateful for, has been proven to help boost our happiness levels.
Our Trustee and mindful expert Dr Wendy Molefi, shares her advice:
“The pandemic has changed the way we live and work, as well as how we relate to family, friends and colleagues. The uncertainty, the disappointments and the losses have been undeniably real and life changing for many of us. However, we need to put our own oxygen mask first.
We need to see our self-care as the critical element that will support and sustain our wellbeing in these challenging times. Mindfulness practice offers us the opportunity to harvest just that.
Mindfulness; Simply means cultivating awareness; cultivating an intimate knowing or noticing of our thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations, and how they all relate to each other. In so doing, we learn to notice the different patterns of our behaviour; both skilful and unskilful. We learn to respond with choice.”
Mindfulness practice all starts with the breath, a conscious breath.
When you wake up in the morning, take a deep nourishing breath.
Before you switch on your computer, take a deep grounding breath.
Before you call in your next client, take a deep cleansing breath.
Before you respond to ‘that’ email, pause and take a deep calming breath.
Let the breath catch you.
You can discover more about mindfulness and Dr Wendy Molefi here: www.themindfulgp.com
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