Day 19: Mindful Evening.
Welcome to day 19 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Yesterday we made sure to have a mindful start in the day, today we’re focussing on the evening. Close your eyes for one minute and take a couple of deep breaths. Follow your breath from the moment it enters your nose until it reaches the lowest part of your belly and stay present with it all the way back. The main focus of this exercise is the out-breath. Feel how all your muscles relax a little bit more with every out-breath, and let go of everything that has been happening today. You may want to go through your day mentally from the moment you woke up until now, just to let everything go as soon as you remembered it.
How are you feeling now? This exercise has been helping me a lot during times of stress, as breathing out is a beautiful reminder of letting go and relaxing.
I wish you a lovely 19th 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.