The Week of Posture
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 against the back of it and your feet flat on the floor. I was supposed to focus on the feeling of my sit-bones against the chair, and how it felt to connect with said chair whilst my feet connected with the floor.
How hard could that be?
Well for starters, I didn’t know what a sit-bone was, and secondly, my feet don’t touch the floor when I sit properly on a chair because I’m too small, so that was annoying. Furthermore, for reasons I can’t quite understand, whilst I was doing the task I was also expected to start patting and scratching my head, focusing on ‘the lingering sensation’ afterwards. Patting and scratching my own head – like a dog. It was all just a bit much, this one.
OK, confession time.
I didn’t do this task. If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t even try. In case you can’t tell from my tone, I thought it was ridiculous and I became annoyed at yet another dull and dreary task, threw an internal strop and went on strike from the mindfulness challenge altogether. These last few tasks have just felt a bit boring and lacking in substance. Bring me more tasks like the week of kindness – that was the best, I just want a few that I find remotely interesting! Is that so much to ask?
Hopefully when I post about next week’s task, it will be a bit more fun and I’ll actually have done it! Fingers crossed!
See you next week!