A short video about mindfulness in schools from the BBC London Facebook page.
Find a quiet moment, and take a look at this sunset. Notice if you are in a hurry, impatient, just have a quick look and think there are better ways to fill your time.
Look again, sitting comfortable, breathing calmly, and give yourself a couple of minutes to take in what you see- the colours and shapes of the clouds, the trees in shadow, the last glow of the sun, for example. Focus on calmly breathing, relaxing, calming your mind.
After a couple of minutes, stretch and move, look away from the photo and notice your own world with fresh eyes. Notice how you feel now- hopefully calm and relaxed!
Stressed? Anxious? Lack of confidence? Developing self-awareness helps to identify triggers which cause anxiety. Once we notice what happens to us, both mentally and physically, we can start to learn how to keep calm and focused on what we need to, improving our ability to concentrate. This in turn improves self-confidence and feeling more able to cope with daily life.
Self-awareness can be helped by the following:
- Relaxation and breathing techniques.
- Fitness and posture.
- Learning to trust your intuition.
- Learning more about yourself as a person.
Venturing into the realms of self-awareness takes bravery. Are you brave enough to open the door into the world of self-discovery?