Meditation is a coping strategy with an impressive amount of benefits - ...
That first bite of chocolate cake, scoring the winning goal, your crush texting you good night – these are all simple moments that have great power in making us feel good. Take the time to relish them!
Yeah yeah we know, breath work can sound really overrated! But it can be a great hack to drop into the present moment. Take a minute to sit and focus on your breathing. There are heaps of breathing techniques to try. Here’s two easy techniques to get you started!
For more breathing strategies, check out this post!
Connecting to your eight senses is a simple way to practise mindful meditation (that’s not a typo - there’s eight senses, not five!) The five senses you probs already know are sight, sound, smell, hearing and touch. The other three you maybe haven’t heard of before are balance, movement and interoceptive input (basically the ability to feel what is going on inside your body). Wherever you are (classroom, bedroom, train etc.,) tune into one thing you can smell, feel, taste (if applicable) see, and hear. This is also called ‘sense hacking’ and is a great way to boost your overall wellbeing by dropping into the present moment
You can turn everyday moments into mindfulness practice in simple ways. For example, you could play relaxing music and dim the lights when you have a hot shower or bath. Or spray some lavender water on your pillow as part of a bedtime routine. These little moments can be really uplifting. These small everyday rituals can also fit into a totally flex worthy self-care routine (and are called 'glimmers').
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