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Day three of my ‘Six days to simple mindfulness and relaxation’ – today is all about touch and feeling

The sense of touch

The sense of touch

Welcome to day three of my six days to mindfulness and better relaxation – day three is all about touch, which we should all be able to participate in.

I want you to think about everything that you touch today.

It might be:

  • Stroking the cat
  • Stroking the dog
  • Your hair
  • Soft dressing gown
  • Slippers on your feet
  • A cool duvet as you go to sleep
  • A tin of food
  • A glass
  • A mug of hot tea
  • An apple
  • Computer keyboard
  • Toilet cleaner bottle
  • Washing the dishes
  • Having a bath

Anything at all that you touch – and you will touch many things during a whole day!

A rough wall and the tread of concrete underfoot

A rough wall and the tread of concrete underfoot

Titus my cat and his soft fur

Titus my cat and his soft fur

However, I want you to go further than what you touch by hand. I want you to think about how your whole body ‘feels’ whilst

  • Sat in a chair (comfortable, back ache, posture, hard chair…)
  • Sat on the sofa (soft, cosy…)
  • Sat in the car
  • Lying in bed
  • At work
  • Laying on grass in a park
  • The wind blows through your hair
  • The sun shines warm on your face
  • Walking on hard concrete or spongy grass

Whilst you are doing anything during the day, are you

  • Cold?
  • Warm?
  • Hot?
  • Sweating?
  • Shivering?

Lastly, I would like you to sit comfortably, or lay down preferably, and for a few minutes, just concentrate on how you feel from your toes up to your head, one limb or area at a time. Slowly. Let your back or bum sink into the chair, bed or whatever you are on. Let your arms relax as you take notice of them. Let your head go heavy. Once you have found a relaxed position, just stay there for a few minutes and try to keep focussed on how you feel.

DONE! So if you did all of that, well done! I hope you feel more relaxed!

The more you practise these mindful techniques, the easier it will become for you to reach out to each ‘sense’

So, I hope you will be back tomorrow for some more simple ‘sense’ mindfulness techniques.

Amanda 🙂

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