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Though the days can blend together under lockdown, it can be helpful to stop and observe the world around you. Here are our recommendations for this week’s Mindful Monday:

  • Take a few deep breaths. As you breathe, choose an object from your immediate environment and focus on it for the next minute.
  • Don’t do anything except notice the item you are looking at. Simply relax into watching for as long as your concentration allows. Look at the object as if you are seeing it for the first time.
  • Visually explore every detail of the object and allow yourself to be consumed by its presence.
  • After 1-minute passes, return your attention to your breathing. When you are ready, give yourself a few moments to adjust or select another object to mindfully observe.