Slow Down

These days we are all rushing around, constantly checking social media for FOMO – I only heard about this acronym last year (fear of missing out)  and it fits many of us.  In the meantime we miss what is actually going on around us.  When my children were young and I was also holding down a few part time jobs, life was very busy indeed, I can’t begin to imagine what it would have been like to be checking my phone up to 160 times a day (which is apparently what we do).  We are certainly not smelling the roses!

What if for an hour a day or half an hour we put away social media, we would gain some breathing space and what if during that time we made ourselves become more aware of our surroundings (mindful if you like).

Time to let our minds empty, not easy I know, but if you sit and focus on what’s in front of you, really see the sights, smell the smells, feel the feeling and hear the sounds, you are being mindful and being mindful is beneficial to our health.

How about it?