Each day has tasks which are repetitive – and which we often label ‘boring’. It could be hanging out washing, stacking the dishwasher or doing the washing up, peeling potatoes, buying milk, taking out the rubbish – or clearing junk emails.
Our minds are often impatient during these tasks. We focus only on the end of the task. “When this is done, then I will have a cuppa/watch TV/phone a friend.”
The fact of the matter is we need to do these tasks (usually anyway!). But we can actually immerse ourselves in the task, instead of putting our lives apparently on hold until we complete the task.
When we do the task with our full attention we start to notice, often drawing on our senses.
Give it a go. You need to do the task anyway. What will happen when you give it your full attention?
This is Mindful Monday on 5 August 2019.
If you live in Cheltenham or the surrounding area, join Julie Hill and Sara Shailer for an evening of mindfulness in the outdoors on Monday 19 August. Contact Sara on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Dates for autumn events available soon!