May is mindfulness month apparently. Unfortunately, I missed it, but smiling mind has an initiative in June. That’s better I thought, we haven’t gotten to June yet.
Taking the time to recalibrate yourself has been one of the things I
hope to take away from the lockdown adventure. Each day, at some time
during the day, taking 10 to 15 minutes to put on some headphones and
shut out the noise is made every day that much better for me. No
notifications or calls, SMS or email alerts. Just mind balancing
exercise and nothing else.
I use my G-mee, of course I’d use this device, I am the creator of it. However, you can use any device that gives you the same result. The key thing is to shut out the interruptions and give yourself the time to just float.
is a great app to use and they run regular exercises to help
specifically in this area. But you can choose from a range of different
options. Some days I listen to classical music. I have a playlist on my
Spotify that goes for 20 minutes. I slip on my Bluetooth, noise
cancelling headphones and press play on the headphones. I lean back in
my chair with my feet on the desk and everything else melts away.
Other days I listen to a meditation podcast. There are loads of them
around just download a couple and save them on your device. Now
regardless of whether you have Internet or not you can play that pod
I’ve also found that it helps to change up your location from time to
time. There is a nice spot on my office Veranda that gets full sun
around 11 AM. I also like to lie back on the grass, again in the full
sun, with my sunglasses on. I leave my G-mee nearby and relax.
By moving away from your desk it does help to cut down external distractions. No phone, no laptop and no alerts.
So smiling mind, a classical music playlist or a meditation pod cast,
you choose, but do it every day and try and do it around the same time
every day. For me it helped clear my head for the afternoon and provided
more clarity between the work I’m doing the morning and the things that
are most pressing for me to get to in the afternoon.
Good luck and go find your mindfulness solution.