Day 16: How Are You?
Welcome to day 16 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Christmas is getting closer, so I’m bringing in some super duper short exercises that everyone can include in their busy lives. Today I would just like you to pause whatever you’re doing right now for one minute and ask yourself: “How am I”? Don’t answer the question right away with your thinking mind, just stay present and let arise what ever wants to come to the surface. What emotions can you sense? Are you maybe tired, sad, energetic, or excited? Are there any physical sensations that go along with your emotions? Don’t try to change anything and accept everything as it is in this moment.
How are you feeling now? Accepting things as they are doesn’t mean that we are never going to change anything. It simply means that we acknowledge that they are already the way they are in this very moment and that our resistance towards that undeniable fact only adds up to our stress.
I wish you a lovely 16th 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.