Go On A Mindfulness Walk
Mindfulness Walk Exercise:
Feel free to use this guided mindful walk or just bring awareness to your walk(s) throughout your day. Put your phone away, focusing on each step you take, your breath, and your surroundings. Try to look as if you're seeing these things for the first time. When thoughts of the day, worries, or concerns come up, acknowledge those thoughts but don't get caught up in them. If it helps, you can label them ("That is an anxious thought”, “that is a thought about planning for my day tomorrow” etc.) and bring your mind back to the simple steps you are taking and feeling fully present in the moment. It can be helpful to count your steps or bring awareness to your breath as it goes in and out, in rhythm with your footsteps. Pay attention to the sounds you hear, the smells you smell and the sights you see on this walk. Aim to take at least 10 minutes to complete a walk dedicated to mindfulness.