Here’s another technique I use to remind myself to be mindful as much of my day as possible.
Right now, as I write good and early in the morning, I’m wearing one of my favourite, but old and still itchy as anything jumpers. This one happens to be from Galway or nearby o the west coast of Ireland, and I bought it 5+ years ago and it is green.
Green is good, of course. So that is helpful too.
I might ramble a bit – but here’s the point:
The jumper is itchy, so that provides a minute by minute reminder to focus (in this case on my breath and my typing) and be in the moment.
Turns out I can be mindful of where I’m sitting, of my breath, of what I mean as I type, of my fingers as I type and of you being ‘out there somewhere’ as readers – all as I write this sentence.
In places, I lose awareness of some of the list of things above, but I can always come back to the breath or my bum on the seat as soon as I realise.
A big thank you to Andy from Headspace for allowing me and encouraging me to understand this kind of thing. See (unpaid unsupported type) link here: www.headspace.com – I highly recommend the way Andy introduces mindfulness practice.