Welcome back empowered readers,
Becoming aware of self-perpetuating thought patterns is a core mindfulness skill. Developing the skill of recognizing and disengaging from self-perpetuating patterns of rumination and negative thinking is extremely beneficial for one’s well-being.
So, take a moment to examine how it feels to disengage from a busy mind and shift into “being” mode.
Close your eyes…. What is it that you are hearing? Smelling? Tasting? Feeling? And Seeing?
This simple tool of using your 5 Senses can help shift mental gears into the intentional use of attention and awareness. By choosing what we are going to attend to, and how we are going to attend to it, we place our hand on the lever that enables us to change mental gears.
When can we find opportunities to cultivate “being mode”?
In principle, we can connect with our “being mode” in any situation.
This can include….
Work… School… At home… Travelling on transit… On a walk… On a lunch break… At your desk… and the list goes on.
Ultimately, we can learn to switch out of automatic pilot by bringing our awareness to the present moment.
This practice can help us when we are feeling overwhelmed, emotionally and physically drained, stressed out, or when we are feeling good and want to savor the moment.
It all begins by making a choice.
To your empowered wellness,