(Read Intentional Mindfulness, Part 1 Here)
Intentional Mindfulness is really about using your 5 senses to engage in what’s around you.
These skills are always with you and can be used anywhere, and they’re often the key to calming your mind. Whether it’s because you’re having a panic attack and need to feel grounded, or you’re feeling so angry that you want to explode, engaging your 5 senses will allow you to get out of your head and concentrate on your body.
My therapist’s suggestion was to start with a simple activity, like washing dishes. I dread hand-washing dishes, so I usually try to fly through it while watching TV, in an attempt to disengage from the actual activity. Instead, this is a prime opportunity to begin practicing our new skill! [Read more…] about Intentional Mindfulness, Part 2