Take notice for mental wellbeing
Being aware of our surroundings, emotions and feelings is very important. Awareness allows us to be able to take control of how we respond to different situations we will face.
This week we are going to focus on ‘listening’. This may sound simple, but how many times do we really listen? Sometimes we may find it hard to listen properly because our minds are full of so many thoughts all competing for attention at the same time.
Mind in a jar is a short clip that offers a moment of calm whilst simply explaining how our thoughts can affect us. Listen for the bell and breathe 😊
Hearing a sound such as a bell or chime during mindfulness can help us to focus our attention, but you don’t always need this. Try the listening exercise below:
- Take a slow deep breath in, then a slow deep breath out.
- Close your eyes, and listen carefully to what you can hear.
- Try to identify five sounds you notice in the room.
- Draw five circles.
- Fill in the circles with pictures or words describing the sounds you identified.