January 16th~Mental Health Tip of the Week~

Focus on one thing (in the moment)


Being mindful of the present moment allows us to let go of negative or difficult emotions from past experiences that weigh us down. Start by bringing awareness to routine activities, such as taking a shower, eating lunch, or walking home. Paying attention to the physical sensations, sounds, smells, or tastes of these experiences helps you focus.


When your mind wanders, just bring it back to what you are doing. Sometimes it can be helpful to even write things down so that you are making yourself more conscious of the things around you.






So for example:

Today I made banana bread, the physical sensations were beating the mix of bread, the sounds were the eggs cracking, the timer for the oven going off, the smells well they were mmmm warm inviting kinda of smell of baked bread with a hint of cinnamon, the taste was also warm, velvety, banana, cinnamon, pecans were crunchy.



This skill can help keep you in the moment and keep your mind clear of anxiety and worry for the moment as you are brought to the present thing you are doing.



If you struggle with focusing on one thing, please contact me and we can come up with some solutions and additional skills together 😊


Take Care of Yourself,

Jennifer

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