Focus on the now

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If you feel you are constantly worried about what other people are doing, and this is beginning to take over your life, then first of all - you are not alone. Everyone has their own worries and doubts and with the uptake of social media - we can see what everyone else is doing very quickly! This is a short practice you can do at home to bring you back to focusing on what you do have in this moment - instead of the things you have/haven't got in your life.

What You'll Need

  • Yourself

What You'll Do

  • Start by finding a comfortable position. This can be lying down, sitting cross legged or seated in a chair.
  • Close the eyes and take three deep breaths in through the nose and sigh it out through the mouth to release any tension.
  • Gently scan through your body, starting at the crown of your head, and working all the way down both sides individually to your feet. At each body part take a moment to silently say to yourself... 'my forehead, my eyes, my cheekbones', etc, etc. Focusing on the fact that they are YOURS will remind you of all the things you do have right now.
  • When you have completed this practice, sit quietly for the count of ten deep breaths.
  • If you feel called to - you can also say to yourself some of the things you have in your life right now, 'my sight, my breath, my bed,' etc.
  • Before you open your eyes express gratitude for the long list of things that you have - right in this moment. Bring in fully through the nose and then exhale out through the mouth to let go of any tension.
  • Gently open your eyes and continue with your day.
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