You probably know me well by now. Well enough to know that I never sit still, I can barely turn my brain off for two seconds let alone meditate for 20 minutes or more.
Believe me, it's not for lack of trying. I've tried taking part in meditation programs before, I've tried taking downtime and creating my own routines, but it's never really stuck. This time I want to make it a little different. For just 10 minutes a day for the month of May this worldwide guided meditation program is all in aid of charity. It ticks all the boxes and so maybe, just maybe this is my time.
I'd love for you top join me too. I have created an 'Including Cake' team page and it would be amazing if you would join my team and donate a few pennies to the cause whilst taking part in your very own guided meditation for just 10 minutes a day.
Aside from those 10 minutes, 'Mindful in May' is about raising our awareness in everyday life. Finding pockets of silence, of appreciation, of embracing nature, of the simple things. Seeking gratitude in all that we have.
These are three areas in which I would like to focus my mindfulness this month:
- Eating with gratitude (slowing down and using all of my senses).
- Being more appreciative of nature and spending time outside.
- Saying thank you and verbalising my gratitude to others.
What three things would you like to become more mindful of? I'd love to hear what you think regardless of whether you decide to sign up yourself or even join my team. I think any opportunity to become more mindful is always a positive step!
"Mindful in May is a one month global, online mindfulness meditation challenge that brings the benefits of meditation together with an opportunity to contribute to bringing clean, safe drinking water to those living in the developing world. It’s just ten minutes a day of guided meditation from the 1st of May. The program, created by founder Dr Elise Bialylew, includes weekly audio meditation downloads, exclusive interviews with leading experts in the field of meditation, wellbeing, and wisdom and cutting edge science to keep you connected to your challenge."
Create a clear mind for you and clean water for others.
It’s a no brainer.