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Mind, body & soul

MIND, BODY & SOUL
Hygge

As the days get shorter and we start to pull out our scarves and the woolly socks, there’s no better time to get in touch with ourselves by starting a meditation routine. While summer is all about parties and being outdoors, in autumn we begin the necessary resting process that our bodies and minds crave after a busy couple of months.

 

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Create a cosy corner

Designate a corner in your house or room for meditation. This is your space and you can design it how you like, but the idea is that as soon as you arrive here you are ready to instantly start to relax. Indulge in some scented candles, grab a soft blanket, water bottle, spritz some all natural scents and fluff up the pillows to create a zen space you’ll never want to leave. Use it whenever you need to unwind at the end of the day or to start your day feeling fresh and in control.

 

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Make it about ‘self-care’

Often when we think of meditation we think of discipline, focus and control. This month, start seeing meditation as an essential part of your self-care routine. Your meditation practice is the one place where the only thing that matters is you, all of your other tasks and obligations melt away and you can just focus on yourself and your breath. When you begin to view meditation in this way it becomes enjoyable and you’ll even start to crave it. This means you are more likely to continue with it and make it a daily habit rather than just an occasional activity.

 

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Do a mindful activity

If the thought of sitting still for you is impossible or intimidating, find a relaxing activity that you can do mindfully. From knitting to colouring, and even making a cup of tea, once you learn that meditation doesn’t have to just be about sitting in a lotus position chanting ‘OM’, you realise the possibilities are endless. So long as your mind is focusing on what you are doing in the present moment and you bring your attention back to this moment every time you become distracted, you are meditating!

 

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