S.T.O.P A Mindfulness Exercise By Elisha Goldstien
S: Stop what you’re doing , get in a comfortable position.
T: Take a few deep breaths. Maybe in through the nose initially, and then out through the mouth. With each exhalation allow your body to relax a bit more.
O: Observe your body, notice if there’s tightness anywhere. Relax your muscles from head to toe. Observe how you’re feeling emotionally and physically right now.
P: Proceed, ask yourself “What’s most important for me to pay attention to right now?” Proceed with your answer. Always remember to acknowledge yourself for taking this time. This is a great act of self-care; take the final moment to acknowledge yourself for taking this time.
Simple Ways to Practice Mindfulness
- Slow down & find balance
- Read a book Focus on your breathing
- Watch a candle burn
- Make your bed
- Go for a walk & notice your surroundings (trees, sky, wind)