Updated: Oct 13
If you are anything like me you are always on the move, observing and over thinking. Growing up it was hard getting a good night’s sleep, as I would lie in my bed wide awake with an active mind. My lack of sleep has carried on into my adult life. The reasoning differs from day to day mostly because of my chronic pain. I put others before myself. This is a habit that I am having a hard time breaking. I worry too much, and stress is a familiar six letter word. These are not all of my traits by far. Some of them I don’t mind keeping, while others I keep a conscious balance of more positive than negative.
This past week I was perusing the web and found these two articles: 7 Easy Ways to be Mindful Every Day and 10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness. I also came upon Rachael Kable’s blog post: 101 Ways You Can Be More Mindful In Every Day Life. Taking in all this advice, I came up with a mindful word game you can do at home. The whole idea is to take time out for yourself, relax and have fun! I am bored with watching TV. This is something to do when you’re not able to get out of the bed. I tried this out last weekend and loved it! I hope you’ll enjoy it too!
Step One: Choose either your first, middle or last name. Separate each letter.
(Ex: Barclift B – A – R – C- L- I- F- T )
Step Two: Taking each letter of the name you’ve selected, Google positive words beginning with that letter. (Ex: B = brave)
I recommend using Positivewordslist.com.
Step Three: Choose a positive word for each letter of your name from the selection.
Step Four: Select an article or blog that I have just recommended; then select a title of an exercise from one of the articles or blog. (Ex: I chose the article, 7 Easy Ways to be Mindful Every Day. Then I chose the title #7, “Learn to meditate”).
Step Five: Taking one positive word at a time, combine it with the exercise from the article. (Ex: I = An inspirational way to learn to meditate.
Step Six: Repeat steps 2 – 5 until you have completed your name.
Let me know if you do this mindful game for yourself in the comments! I’d love to know what you come up with for your name!
Till next week purple butterflies! Be well!
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