Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 15

Day 15: Mindful Dancing. Welcome to day 15 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Today I'd like you to turn up the volume, choose a happy song and dance all the december stress away. You may do this regularly, but how about you bring in a big portion of mindfulness today? Make sure you're undisturbed for …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 14

Day 14: Body Scan Welcome to day 14 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Today is not about my first tries at yoga (I' m still a beginner), but still about a lot of body awareness: I'd like to share one of my most favourite exercises, that some of you may already know: The body scan. …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 13

Day 13: Mindful Kindness - For Ourselves. Welcome to day 13 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Yesterday you did something kind for someone else - how beautiful! Today I'd like you to do the same, just that you will be the receiver of your own kindness. Choose something small or big that will feel really …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 12

Day 12: Mindful Kindness. Welcome to day 12 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Today I'd like you to simply do something kind for someone else. This can be a random, small act of kindness. Maybe you'd like to help the person next to you with a baby stroller to get on the tram, maybe you'd …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 11

Day 11: Mindfully Doing The Dishes. Welcome to day 11 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. For today's exercise I'd like you to choose an activity from your daily life that you rather dislike. For me that was doing the dishes (since we don't have a dishwasher), but it can be literally anything, like taking out …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 10

Day 10: Mindful Shower. Welcome to day 10 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. You can do today's exercise without using any extra time just during your daily shower. Start a journey through presence as soon as you're standing in the shower. How does the tub feel beneath your feet? Which water temperature do you like …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 9

Day 9: Gratitude. Welcome to day 9 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. For today's exercise I'd like you to sit for a small moment and write down at least five things you are grateful for. You can work with any big and small things, persons or circumstances, such as the love in your relationships, the …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 8

Day 8: Mirror, mirror, on the wall... Welcome to day 8 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Today I'd like you to try out a small exercise I once came up with during a time of crisis: Stand in front of a mirror and take a mindful look at yourself. Observe what you see and what …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 7

Day 7: Watch Your Thoughts. Welcome to day 7 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Today's exercise is all about finding your inner place of stillness. Take a small moment to sit or lay down and close your eyes. Then shift your attention to the sounds around you just like you did on day 2. Stay …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 6

Day 6: Time For Some Warmth! Welcome to day 6 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. It's time for a hot drink! Whenever you find a moment today make yourself some tea, coffee or hot chocolate, let it cool down a bit, and sit in a comfortable place. Pay attention to the mug or glass before …

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