Slowing down…

In the modern world we spend our time thinking and planning. We are onto the next thing before we have finished the current activity. As a result we are rarely in the present. We are so busy rushing from one thing to another that we don’t stop to listen to our bodies and what they are telling us. Our brains are overworking therefore, when we want to slow down the pace and relax our brain struggles to do this.

So how can we slow ourselves down? Even just taking a few minutes out in a day to give your brain a break will work wonders. Take deep breaths and focus on the moment. Be aware of what you are doing now.

This short activity will give you an idea of how to take a brain break at least once each day.

Breathe deeply, filling your lungs and expanding your stomach as you breathe in. As you breathe out be aware of your lungs and stomach deflating.

Watch the video clip. Focus on the flames. If your mind wanders bring it back to their colours, shapes and the way they move.

Be in the moment.

Try to be in the moment at least once a day. Slowly, build this up over the course of a week so you are pausing and being in the moment at least twice a day.

Does this help you slow down your mind?

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