1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 33 – Self Compassion

Photo by Chris Yang on Unsplash I've succumbed to another blogging backlog but have no fear, I'm catching up once again in order (albeit with a few of the more boring weeks left off because I want to finish the challenge before the year's out and I'm running out of time)! Week 34 was the… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 33 – Self Compassion

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A Year of Mindfulness – 32 – Watching

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Is it just me, or does this week's title make you think of a stalker? Don't worry, there's nothing weird about this week's task, it's actually one that I already implemented in my life a while back, so it was fairly easy! This week's task card referred to… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 32 – Watching

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A Year of Mindfulness – 31 – Decluttering

Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash Woohoo! Sing it from the rooftops, finally a task that I did and enjoyed. This week is much better than last week's task! Week 31 (w/c 24th August) - the week of mindful decluttering! Now this is a task I can get on board with! This week's task was… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 31 – Decluttering

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A Year of Mindfulness – 30 – Squishing

Photo by Azamat Kinzhitayev on Unsplash Incoming rant alert. This week's task (which was the w/c 17th August) was the week of 'squishing', where each day before I got up I was to take a few minutes to complete the exercise. The exercise involved squeezing every muscle in my body tight, holding everything tense for… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 30 – Squishing

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A Year of Mindfulness – 29 – Body Moving

Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash Week 29 (w/c 10th August) was all about body moving. The card from the jar argued that most of us (statistically speaking) spend the greater part of the working day sitting down. We can spent hours sitting in the same position at our desks and it can be easy… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 29 – Body Moving

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A Year of Mindfulness – 28 – Writing

Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash Week 28 of the Mindfulness Challenge was the week commencing 3rd August, and was the week of writing! Three or four times this week, I was to set aside 30 minutes and take a pen and paper or my computer, and just write. The idea was that I was… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 28 – Writing

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A Year of Mindfulness – 27 – Compliments

Wahey - another corker this week! This week was the week of compliments, where I had to be on the look-out for all opportunities to compliment the people around me. I had to make sure to not overdo it, or say things just to flatter inauthentically, but I should wait for the appropriate moments and… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 27 – Compliments

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A Year of Mindfulness – 26 – Nature

Nature is kind of my jam (bonus points if you get the reference!), so I physically rejoiced when I picked this week's card out of the jar. I love┬ánature and being outside in it, so I knew this I'd love this week's challenge. This week, I was supposed to go outside every day and pick… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 26 – Nature

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A Year of Mindfulness – 25 – Smells

This week, I had to select some strong-smelling objects and at moments throughout the day close my eyes and breathe in the scent, focusing my attention purely on this. Now, there was nothing on the task card to ascertain whether these should be enjoyable scents - but given that I was to revisit the scent numerous times… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 25 – Smells

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A Year of Mindfulness – 24 – Forgiveness

  Forgiveness is a charged word isn't it? Whenever I hear it it and really contemplate its meaning, I alternate between feeling free, gentle and wholesome, or sad, angry and a little melancholic. As I expect many do, I associate the term with overcoming hurt or upset, and forgiving the person or people who have… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 24 – Forgiveness