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Mindfulness In Spring


Springtime lends itself to mindfulness with the beautiful sights and sounds of the season. On this spring day, get out of your head and into the moment by engaging your five senses with the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 mindfulness skill. Notice:

5 Things You See: Engage your sense of sight by looking around at the signature features of spring. Can you find five differently colored flowers or tree leaves?

4 Things You Feel: You might notice the warmth of the sun on your arms or a light breeze on your skin.

3 Things You Hear: Maybe it’s birds chirping, the sound of rain against the window, or a neighbor mowing their lawn.

2 Things You Smell: Have you stopped to smell the flowers lately? If not, engage this sense by comparing the smells of two different flowers.

1 Thing You Taste: Pay close attention to the next bite you take. Maybe you’re eating a springtime carrot or strawberry. What does it taste like?

Mindful moments are all around you--it’s just about remembering to look!


 

Bethany Kriegel, LMHC, earned her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Boston College. She has experience working with adults in residential treatment settings, helping those struggling with eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, among other issues.


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