It is natural to want to do away with negative feelings. After all, there are negatives, and no one wants to have them all the time. Engaging in some mindfulness activities can be a way out. These activities help us to healthily face and release our emotions instead of bottling them up. Here are the top mindfulness activities that relax you.
The Name Game
This activity can be a powerful tool for controlling wandering thoughts. To carry out this activity, you look around and name three things you can hear, two things you can see, and then one sensation that you feel. This activity helps to increase your awareness of your body and environment.
One of the simple ways to relax and relieve stress is deep breathing through the diaphragm. When you take long, deep breaths, when you feel distracted, you relax the nervous system. You can achieve this by breathing in and out at a specific time interval, usually in seconds.
Stillness is a form of meditation but slightly different. It requires you to focus on an idea or image for some time and stay still while doing it. The mind can wander away from the main object, but you can endeavour to always bring it back and focus again.
To practice this activity, you need to stay sit silently for a few minutes and mentally conjure your emotions and note which thoughts rise to the top of the ladder. When done properly, this activity can strengthen your knowledge of yourself.
Foot grounding is achieved by placing your feet on the ground and taking in and out deep breaths at some seconds intervals. You can also practice foot grounding when you walk by paying attention to your soles as you walk.
You can also try walking barefoot on the grass. Mindfulness experts believe that foot grounding may help reduce stress and improve blood flow, sleep, and vitality.
There are more mindfulness activities, but these are the top ones. Mindfulness activities can be tailored to individual needs, a mindfulness teacher’s discretion or a mindfulness association’s normal routine. Connect with us for more information on other mindfulness activities and different types of meditation.