I will teach you a couple of mindfulness – self hypnosis exercise that will help you imrpove the quality of your day to day focus, build relaxation and support health and wellbeing.Rhondda Stewart
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Mindfulness or Self Hypnosis exercises are valuable in assisting us to relax, become centered and clear-minded. It only takes a few minutes to complete an exercise. Whenever you are stressed, caught up in thinking or feeling unsettled or restless you can use these exercises. They will help you train your brain to relax and take a moment out to reset your thinking, which in turn resets how you feel. These two exercises are simple and only take a few minutes. The gain once you set these up as a regular habit is something you will enjoy for a lifetime.
Exercise #1 – Work with Nature to practice mindfulness
Take a nice deep breath in and exhale as slowly as you can, make it last, slowly all the way out. Now look around and find a tree, flower or natural element and focus just on that one thing.
Take another breath in and slowly exhale and keep your focus and thoughts about that one thing. Keep breathing and be mindful of that one thing for 3 to 5 minutes repeat each day and build the time to 10 minutes.
Exercise #2 – Utilizing sounds that resonate a calm feeling
Find a Genre of music that is calming and relaxing for you, then once again, get into a rhythm of breathing in and slowly out, listen to the music as you breathe softly and stay focused on the melody and or words. Play two songs and then refocus.
In a few minutes of working with either exercise you are starting to build a new internal program in your mind and body to relax.