Some quick antidotes for minor stress, anxiety, boredom or when you just feel “off.” They’re free! They’re fun! Do them yourself or share the joy. Spend 5 minutes or an evening. Here are MOOD massages you can give yourself!
1. Color your own Mandala! http://printmandala.com There are lots of free designs here to download. Just print out and play. Oh. Buy some markers first! This can be a meditative, calming experience or an exercise in focus that’s a real “blast from your past.” Why shouldn’t grownups get to color? No talent or creative vision needed. And no one will care if you’re not staying “in the lines!”
2. Watch this daily online slideshow from Shakti Gawain, the pioneer of creative visualization–a technique I use with many of my clients that produces great results. http://soulfulliving.com/inspiration
3. Breathe. Pay attention. It only takes two minutes. Remarkable how quickly our physical response is to focused breath work. Here’s the “How To” guide from the original research by H. Benson, Md. http://relaxationresponse.org/steps/
Let me know how it goes……!