Hello Followers! Welcome to day 3 of my Mindfulness Challenge! Please participate by leaving comments or reposting/sharing. When you focus on your breath, you can quiet your mind and calm your body. What deep breathing exercises do you use to relax? What breathing exercise will you use today to relax? Keep an eye out for day 4 of the challenge tomorrow!
Hello Followers! Welcome to day 2 of my Mindfulness Challenge! Please participate by leaving comments or reposting/sharing. When you think before you react, daily stressors can seem less troublesome. What do you do to respond wisely rather than react blindly? What can you do today to think before you respond? Keep an eye out for day 3 of the challenge tomorrow!
Hello Followers! I am doing an 8 day Mindfulness Challenge. Please respond in the comments to participate! (Feel free to repost if you’d like) When you take care of yourself, life can be wonderful. What do you do to take care of yourself? What can you do to take care of yourself today? Tomorrow I will be posting another day of the challenge, so stay tuned!
Here are some additional thoughts on how to renew ourselves and release old, worn thoughts and habits. Spring cleaning from the inside out. Discover what’s nourishing. Just as plants need water and sunshine to grow, we need physical, emotional, and spiritual sustenance. Start with eating healthy foods, getting regular physical activity, sleeping 8-9 hours, and taking breaks for your mind and body. Do one thing you enjoy daily, whether it’s phoning a friend, listening to music or walking your dog. Nurture your spirit through prayer, meditation, or communing with nature. Let go of un-nourishing relationships.… Read more More Spring Cleaning →
Spring is in the air. As the days get longer and the weather warms, we feel a growing urge to refresh and renew our lives. The blossoming season brings with it the opportunity to release what we’ve held on to mentally or emotionally, which no longer fits. Spring cleaning indeed. Clearing away old beliefs. Just like our physical space, our minds are often cluttered with wornout beliefs and ideas. In cognitive therapy, clients learn to monitor their negative beliefs and refute them. If someone grew up being criticized, they may have the belief “I’m no… Read more Spring is in the Air: Time for Emotional Cleaning →
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