Take one mindful minute...
As part of your 7 Days, 7 Ways journey, you can also learn more about mindfulness and the benefits it may have in your daily life. Visit Mental Health Foundation’s bemindful.co.uk for more information.
Day 7: Don’t give up, the journey is the destination!
It’s been a week since you began your ‘one mindful minute’ journey. While you may be feeling better, you may still stumble from time to time. It’s very important that you’re patient with yourself, above all else.
Keep making it a priority to spend just a couple of minutes alone each day to focus on your breathing and gently observe the thoughts and feelings presenting themselves to you. Recognise the improvements you make every day in all aspects of your life. Acknowledge when you deal with a problem head-on instead of avoiding it.
Allow yourself to experience whatever your experience is rather than creating a goal to measure your practice by. Nurture your sense of being a beginner rather than an expert, and the benefits of mindfulness will continue to make themselves known.