1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 8 – First Steps

The Week of First Steps. Photo by Dennys Lennon on Unsplash This week’s challenge was actually quite a nice one - finally! The challenge was to focus and pay attention to my first steps outside from any place inside (like my home, office, the supermarket etc.). I was to notice the sensations, both physical (such as the wind… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 8 – First Steps

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 7 – Posture

The Week of Posture Photo by Sarah J. on Unsplash This week’s challenge was about posture. The idea was that your posture and the more awareness you pay to it can have a positive effect on your mind. The task was to spend 5 minutes twice a day every day sitting on a chair with your back straight… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 7 – Posture

Life, Reflection

Why the British Media are Responsible for Caroline Flack’s Death

I don’t particularly have an interest in Caroline Flack. She kind of got on my nerves when I watched her in the two seasons of Love Island I’ve seen. I didn’t really know much about her other than she always looks beautiful, has amazing clothes, she dated Harry Styles, and of course most recently, that… Continue reading Why the British Media are Responsible for Caroline Flack’s Death

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A Year of Mindfulness – 6 – Mornings

Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash As established in my previous post, I am not a morning person. So it was almost uncanny that this week’s challenge was to be mindful each morning. The task was to take some time as soon as I woke up, to sit, breathe and just ‘be’. I should pay… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 6 – Mornings

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A Year of Mindfulness – 5 – Thought Observation

Another watch what you think week - how disappointing. This week's challenge was to sit for 10 minutes each day and observe my thoughts. I'm supposed to sit and focus on my breathing, and act as though my thoughts are 'passing clouds' and watch them pass, without giving them attention or judgement. If I start… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 5 – Thought Observation

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A Year of Mindfulness – 4 – Mind Sorting

Urgh. This week's challenge is what put me off mindfulness in the first place. The week of mind-sorting - the challenge to calm and clear your mind, focusing on your thoughts and breathing without trying to change them. I had to compartmentalise my thoughts into three categories. The idea is that you do this prior… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 4 – Mind Sorting

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A Year of Mindfulness – 3 – Bedtime

Now one thing you should know about me is that I love, and I mean love going to bed. It is probably my favourite part of the entire day. So when I picked out my piece of paper from my jar and found that this week's challenge was to focus on my sleep, I felt… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 3 – Bedtime

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 1 – Kindness

The Week of Secret Kindness I jumped head-first into this challenge after waiting not-so-patiently for the new year to begin, and was absolutely thrilled to find that the first challenge of the year involved kindness. I often do things that I perceive to be kind, but other people may perceive as being a little weird.… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 1 – Kindness