There are many things we can be mindful of. In this blog I outline how being mindful of our bodies and thoughts can make us more resourceful and resilient. The questions listed can aid you in awareness.
When we are mindful of our bodies we become cognizant of the energy highs and lows and constrictions within the body. Many people talk about the importance of taking breaks every 90-120 minutes to keep energy levels high. Due to the work we do on a computer we tend to sit too much. Being mindful of our bodies can help us keep our bodies strong.
Have you been sitting too long on the computer?
Is a part of your body stiff?
Do you need to stretch or move around?
Is it time to stand up and get a cup of water or herbal tea?
Would it help your body if you went for a short walk or did some stretches?
Does the front of your body need to open up?
Would doing a small backbend or touching your toes feel good?
When we are mindful of our thoughts we become aware of all of the thoughts we have. The quality of our focus and thinking depends on our centeredness, and our ability to accept all of our thoughts. Being centered and accepting enables us to be more resourceful in all of life’s circumstances.
What are you thinking about now?
Do you have pervasive thoughts that you would like to befriend and sit with?
Is your mind racing or calm?
Would a centering practice (such as observing your breath, meditating, etc.) assist you to calm your mind?
Are you aware that your thoughts come and go?
Could you practice watching your thoughts come and go?
What are you thinking as you get up in the morning?
Could you set an intention for your day when you arise?
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