Mindfulness Activity #185
Recharge Practice for the Weekend
Weekends are times when it can be helpful to make a conscious choice to relax and recharge. It might be tempting to tackle household or organizing chores. It’s great to do all this as long as it feels like a choice instead of an obligation. If those are pure “have to get them done tasks” then this mindfulness instructs some down time to recharge before diving into obligations. If cleaning is relaxing for your mind, go for it. But, if you feel tired or mentally fried, recharge before you dive in to your to-do list.
Today’s mindfulness is a practice to self-soothe and recharge yourself. This comes from the app Calm which offers many great practices. Get comfortable and listen carefully to the instruction and the sounds of this practice.
For the rest of the day, try to mix in activities that are different from the week: take some time to focus on a call, write a note to someone, take an afternoon nap, read something for fun or play a game. Whatever you do, make sure there are some things you WANT to do built into the fabric of your weekend. Choose things that are pleasant, relaxing, or fun, and fully engage with it.
Enjoy the weekend!