I am guest-posting over at the Wakefield Doctrine today. I hope you hop over there and take a look – you’ll find some fun tips about completing puzzles and finding mindfulness in unexpected places.
Here’s an excerpt:
Being able to “center” and find mindfulness when you’re surrounded by chaos is a powerful exercise.
Mindfulness allows us to consciously slow life down and concentrate on one task while using all our senses. It has a calming effect.
Our world today is filled with noises, distractions, too-full to-do lists, and countless other activities that drain energy.
But, you can control your reaction to everything around you.
In fact, you can experience and use mindfulness to help stress and calm those jittery nerves.
A Geometric Puzzle
The other day, I was at my in-laws’ house.
It had been an incredibly busy week: work obligations, my mother-in-law went to the ER (she’s okay – she swallowed a fishbone that lodged in her esophagus, but then it dislodged without any extreme measures), and we had family visiting.
On Saturday morning, I was feeling a bit out of sorts as I continued my way into the weekend.
We also had another visitor, Hootie. He’s an Amazonian parrot. I once did an abstract painting of him – here!