When they say “focus on your breath,” have you ever groaned in frustration? In boredom?
Make a sensory mindfulness practice!
Instead of using your breath as your anchor, try using the smell of a favorite candle, the sound of birds chirping, or the warmth of a hot cup of tea against your hands as an anchor.
The key is to use these anchors consistently.
Maybe you light a candle and take a breath as part of your heading-to-work routine.
Over time, you’ll create a sense memory that associates that smell or sound or feeling with the reminder to check in with yourself. To take a moment, and notice what’s arising in the present moment.
Have you ever tried one of these? Or maybe you have another anchor you love using? Tell me in the comments below!
Have a lovely #MindfulMonday.
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