Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 1

Day 1: Just breathe.


Welcome to day 1 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Today I would like you to open up the window or step outside and take five deep breaths. Stop everything, no matter how busy you are; I’m sure you can take this tiny time-out. Feel the cold air in your nostrils and in your throat, notice how your belly rises up and down with every breath and how your lungs expand. Stay present with the experience rather than thinking about it.

How are you feeling now? As simple and small this exercise may seem, it’s an effective way to create some space in our busy minds. If you liked it, feel free to repeat it as many times you want.

I wish you a lovely first of December and will be back with more mindfulness tomorrow.


Advent season is supposed to prepare us for Christmas and bring calm, light, and joy to the dark winter days. However, December is one of the busiest months for most people and it seems almost impossible to find some rest. That’s why Heartbridges Writings has created this mindfulness Advent calendar. You will find a daily post with a picture and a suggestion for a small exercise, that should grant you a moment of calm even on the most stressful day. For more information check out my first post on the calendar.

P.S.: Find the Advent calendar also on Instagram and Twitter 🙂


7 thoughts on “Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 1

    1. Da bin ich ganz einverstanden! Achtsamkeit sollte von Anfang an gelehrt bzw. unterstützt werden – für Kinder ist sie ja noch etwas ganz Natürliches, bevor wir dann mit unserer “Erziehung” anfangen. Herzlichen Dank für die lieben Worte und den Besuch 🙂

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