At the end of a working week, before the weekend starts and the hustle and bustle of life winds down a little bit, but social commitments are awaiting us, it’s nice to stand still and soak up some sound and simple advice like the above.
To consider: What do I really NEED to do this weekend? It might be less than I think. PAUSE and BREATHE for a moment, then let go of some of the things you planned.
To try: Pick one or two of the suggestions in the above image you haven’t tried before and give it a go this weekend.
My dog Kiara is my mindfulness teacher. I’ll tell you why! In her cute little doggie universum, all that counts is the here and the now.
She doesn’t even think about the past, although I adopted her from Canary Islands and she didn’t have a past of roses and doggiebones.
The thing that makes her most happy is being together with her two bosses Martin and Ester. When the pack is complete she goes bonkers with joy!
When she is tired she naps.
She loves routines and cosy dogbaskets or fluffy pillows.
She doesn’t think about the future much, that I know of anyway…
She certainly does not care about what other people may think of her!
Yesterday it all came together:
Martin, Kiara and I went upstairs to our guest/study/movie-room to watch the BBC documentary ‘Life’. As we lay on the guest bed, Kiara snuggled tightly between our legs and went into a deep doggie meditated relaxation. Snout down in the pillows and blankies.
It was so peaceful for us: the documentary, the cosy relaxed dog, romantic us. Really simple life, mindful en enjoying every minute!
Please leave a comment below or tweet me, I’d really appreciate that. What do you do to be mindful and have a simple life?