Time for month eight of Mindfulness Meditation exercises! You can read through all the previous Mindfulness Meditation months to get yourself going before this one, but then come back to join us here!
Mindfulness Meditation is about finding ways to help center yourself. These exercises are meant to help you find some peace within yourself, and help guide you towards a more calm and positive existence. You can practice these activities on the train, in the car, in the bathroom, at a restaurant – wherever works for you. The most important thing is to do them – and do them consistently – in order to see their effectiveness on your life.
Mindfulness Meditation Exercise – Month #8
This exercise is about finding some productivity and peace within all the chaos. Here is my challenge to you:
Begin a real list of things that you’ve been meaning to do. Complete two of those tasks per month.
Our minds get jumbled with all of the things that we have to do. We have to go to work, do the laundry, clean the house, find some family time, take a shower, stop for gas, communicate with our loved ones, drive from here to there, get to the grocery store – the list goes on and on. What never gets completed are the little things that get talked about for years, but never get touched. Take a piece of paper and colored pen or open a Word document and choose a nice font. Over a week, make a list of all of the things that get stuck on your mind. Does the carpet need replacing? Make a few calls to compare prices and get scheduled, or figure out a way to start stashing away money so that you can pay for it. Have you been meaning to darn some socks, sew on buttons or repair stuffed animals? Add them to the list. Have you been notified that your car has a recall, but never made the appointment to visit the dealer? This is the time. Ticking things off the perpetual list will allow you to feel accomplished, calm your mind, and truly get things done. These things are hampering your ability to find peace, so do yourself a favor and remove them from your daily stress load one at a time. In a few months, you’ll be able to look back and see how much you’ve accomplished just by deciding to take care of yourself. Good luck!