Mindfulness – Making My World Slow Down

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Students at Valencia wear many hats. Many of you work(some 2+ jobs), are married or in a serious relationship, have children etc. Now you are taking on another role, college student. There are times when the stars are out of alignment and the world just gets crazy- think finals, health issues, loss of job etc. Mindfulness is a quick way to center yourself, to recharge those batteries and bring life’s issues into focus. Check out this infographic : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuArkAwlU5A

OK, so what is this mindfulness thing about? Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, characterized mainly by “acceptance” – attention to thoughts and feelings without judging whether they are right or wrong.

Whoa, sounds like yoga and meditation and all that stuff. Well it could be, but as we will see there are many simple exercises we can do wherever we are to regain clarity. Listen to the TED talk by Andy Puddicombe. http://on.ted.com/Puddicombe

What can we do to practice this thing called mindfulness. Well for starters if you are hungry check this out : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Eo56BLMjM

Want more?, follow this link to 10 one minute exercises


Where do we go from here….. practice and you will find amazing results. After a few tries you will find what works for you. Then take part in our discussion on BB about your experiences.

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