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Mindful : April 2016
Channel your anxious energy Not all anxiety is bad. Like most mental events, anxiety lies on a spectrum. If your anxiety isn’t severe, you can actually channel that energy into something pro- ductive. If you’re nervously waiting to hear some news, get active—go for a brisk walk, clean, organize, or garden instead. Lie down and look up This is an age-old trick...a natural experience of mind- ful awareness sets in when we just lie down, look up at the sky, and watch the clouds. Experience the nature of how all things naturally come and go. Listen As an experiment, take the day and set an intention to listen. Listen to the sounds of leaves in the wind, of kids playing, or someone speaking to you. When we pause and listen, we can get back in touch with the sim- plicity of life, and anxious thoughts begin to simmer down. Practice 5x5 In moments of moder- ate to intense anxiety the 5x5 practice can come in handy. Go through each of your senses and name five things that you notice about them. In other words, name five things you’re seeing, smelling, tasting, feeling, and hearing. This can help interrupt the automatic catastrophic thinking that’s fueling the anxiety. Know your triggers What makes you anxious? Being late? Performing for a crowd? Social situations? If you know your triggers, you can prepare soothing practices better. When the mind feels prepared, it’s more at ease. AD DharmaCraf ts THE CATALOG OF MEDITATION SUPPLIES THE CATALOG OF MEDITATION SUPPLIES THE CATALOG OF MEDITATION SUPPLIES Meditation Cushions Yoga Mats Inspirational Jewelry Meditation CDs DharmaKids Collection since 1979 dharmacrafts.com 866.339.4198 Keycode MFA Request a Catalog Call for Volume Discounts on Cushions Sign Up for Teaching Emails 28 mindful April 2016 how to live a mindful life