In therapy have been discussing mindfulness, I am finding this a real benefit. Thought I would share… :massage_woman::eyes:☉:full_moon_with_face::comet::comet:

Mindfulness in Everyday Life
If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. Mindfulness is a form of self-awareness training adapted from Buddhist mindfulness meditation. It has been adapted for use in treatment of depression, especially preventing relapse and for assisting with mood regulation

It has been described as a state of being in the present, accepting things for what they are, i.e. non-judgementally. It was originally developed to assist with mood regulation and relapse prevention in depression and has been found to have considerable health benefits.

These exercises are designed to introduce the principles1.
Some Mindfulness Techniques to Practise one Minute Exercise: Sit in front of a clock or watch that you can use to time the passing of one minute. Your task is to focus your entire attention on your breathing, and nothing else, for the minute.

Mindful Walking:
Here the same principle, while walking you concentrate on the feel of the ground under your feet, your breathing while walking. Just observe what is around you as you walk, staying IN THE PRESENT. Let your other thoughts go, just look at the sky, the view, the other walkers; feel the
wind, the temperature on your skin; enjoy the moment.


@Ozdownunder That’s awesome! Breathing is a healing tool when we are conscious of doing it! Being present in the moment & admiring all the beauty around us! The past is gone forever, the future is not guaranteed, therefore all we have is today & the moments we create! Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you! :smile::smile::smile::blue_heart::sparkling_heart::purple_heart::v::v::v:


I didn’t know that is what I do when I walk my dog in the mornings. I enjoy breathing fresh air and watching the clouds open up or move. I feel like in the very moment my higher power(God) is walking with me and giving me a freedom I tried to seek from using drugs. It is definitely fulfillment for me. Thank you for that post. 77 days clean and sobor today. God bless


I find that when I dissociate, its easiest to ground myself then I can be mindful of where I am and what I am doing…we forget to enjoy the moment so often don’t we?

Mindfulness helps us to learn to stay in the moment and stay grounded. I spend a lot of time in nature which makes it easiest to stay mindful for me :grinning:


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