This week I met with some wonderful people to talk about mindfulness and how we can be more mindful throughout the day.
The first technique we talked about was to remove the words “no” and “not” from what we tell our brain to do. For example, instead of saying, “Don’t forget your sunglasses, you can say, Remember your sunglasses.” The brain receives the message better that way and you are more likely to actually remember them.
We also discussed observing the barrage of thoughts in our heads like a train. You can either be aware and watch the train go by or you can get on the train and visit all the emotional states the train takes off to. Everyone was encouraged to choose a trigger point, something you do every day, and take a moment to consider where their train is at. Are they on it?
These are just two small mindful changes. I’d like to add one more! Mindful coloring is a great way to relax. Many people find it easier than meditation but it serves the same purpose if you can let thoughts go while you color.
I’ve created some fun bookmarks to print off and color! Download them below and take a picture to share on social media. Tag @kaylamdouglas so I can also share your art!