When you are mindful, you pay attention to what you are feeling and how those feelings
affect your body. For example, you might know you're angry because you are flushed
and your body is tense.
How does it help me?
Knowledge is power
Knowing what you're feeling helps you recognize that it's just a feeling. You don't
have to act on it or let it affect you -- you can feel it and then let it pass through
Mindfulness Idea #1
Sit in a quiet place. Pay attention to your body one part at a time. Start from the
top and work your way to the bottom, paying attention to any places that are particularly
tight, heavy, or in pain, or any other strong sensation. Listen quietly and see if
any thoughts come to mind about why your body feels that way.
Mindfulness Idea #2
Use an app like Calm or Headspace to guide you through a meditation. Note feelings
and thoughts that come up and float through as you meditate. This can help you identify
Mindfulness Idea #3
Yoga can help you connect to your body and gain insight into your feelings. The Counseling
and Wellness Center offers yoga classes at no charge. Call 283-7136 to find out class