Mindfulness Activity #168
Do One Thing
Today I am feeling excited by the prospect of a long weekend and my head is spinning with all the things I want to get done. I want to spend some quality virtual time with a friend. I want to get laundry done. I have writing to do and cleaning to do. I want to lie in the sunshine. It’s easy to get a little overwhelmed or to just do the first thing you bump into (laundry on the way down the stairs) instead of choosing the things that are most crucial or the most important to you. Mindfulness to one thing is really useful at these times. This is the idea of connecting to your experience by focusing on just one activity in the moment. You can really do this practice with any activity. Today, I will focus on a cup of coffee.
For today’s practice either mindfully make or get a cup of coffee and fix it how you like it. Now sit and take in the smell of the coffee, hold the cup in your hand and feel the warmth. As you drink your coffee, demand nothing else of yourself. Just drink the coffee. Do not think of what you will do next or what you should be doing—just enjoy the quiet and your coffee.
When you are finished, think about what you want to do with your day and do it…
Have a day full of the things that are most important to you!