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Sensory Slow Down
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Sensory Slow Down
Sensory Slow Down
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It's simple to get caught up in a hurry and forget about oneself and the outside world. However, taking the time to slow down and practice mindfulness may help us rediscover the present moment and feel more centered and at peace. Using our senses to engage in this is one effective strategy.

We may awaken a deeper connection to our environment and ourselves by purposefully focusing on the sensory experiences of the current moment. Spend some time feeling an object and analyzing its weight, texture, and warmth. Our ability to properly appreciate the beauty and complexity of the world around us increases as we use our senses and become more aware of the richness of our immediate surroundings.

Using all of our senses consciously may cause changes to our daily routines. We expose ourselves to new perspectives and chances by using our senses. Mundane tasks may become delightful and enlightening experiences if we completely immerse ourselves in their sensory components. If we take our time and appreciate the present through our senses, we could feel more content, happy, and appreciative in life.

So the next time you feel rushed or stressed, remember the benefits of mindfulness and the fun of using your senses. Take a moment, scan your surroundings, and focus as much as you can on the present moment. Embrace the magic of slowing down to rediscover the delights that may be found in the simple act of being fully present.


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If you are feeling rushed or anxious, or even if it's a pretty average day, it's helpful to take a few moments to slow down. Find a comfortable place to rest into your body. Choose an object to touch for the next few moments. Focus on this object and begin to get curious. What is the quality of this object? How does it feel on your skin? How would you explain its texture? Explore the details of what you are feeling. Notice them. Connect with them. What other senses are engaged as you experience this one object? Ask yourself how you might experience this feeling if you were busied with distractions. Have you ever observed this object before? If so, what kept you from noticing these same details? Do you think your daily routine would be different if you led with your senses? How would it be different? Now, we're going to take a few slow, calming breaths to end this exercise. As you do, engage as many senses as you can. Breathe in. Notice the feeling of air in your nostrils. Breathe out. How does it sound? Breathe in. Can you sit up straighter? How does it feel to move your body with your breath? Now, with one final breath out, give thanks for the way you experience the world, yesterday, right now, and tomorrow.

Watching Now
Sensory Slow Down
Sensory Slow Down
Skylight • 04:24

It's simple to get caught up in a hurry and forget about oneself and the outside world. However, taking the time to slow down and practice mindfulness may help us rediscover the present moment and feel more centered and at peace. Using our senses to engage in this is one effective strategy.

We may awaken a deeper connection to our environment and ourselves by purposefully focusing on the sensory experiences of the current moment. Spend some time feeling an object and analyzing its weight, texture, and warmth. Our ability to properly appreciate the beauty and complexity of the world around us increases as we use our senses and become more aware of the richness of our immediate surroundings.

Using all of our senses consciously may cause changes to our daily routines. We expose ourselves to new perspectives and chances by using our senses. Mundane tasks may become delightful and enlightening experiences if we completely immerse ourselves in their sensory components. If we take our time and appreciate the present through our senses, we could feel more content, happy, and appreciative in life.

So the next time you feel rushed or stressed, remember the benefits of mindfulness and the fun of using your senses. Take a moment, scan your surroundings, and focus as much as you can on the present moment. Embrace the magic of slowing down to rediscover the delights that may be found in the simple act of being fully present.


View Transcript
If you are feeling rushed or anxious, or even if it's a pretty average day, it's helpful to take a few moments to slow down. Find a comfortable place to rest into your body. Choose an object to touch for the next few moments. Focus on this object and begin to get curious. What is the quality of this object? How does it feel on your skin? How would you explain its texture? Explore the details of what you are feeling. Notice them. Connect with them. What other senses are engaged as you experience this one object? Ask yourself how you might experience this feeling if you were busied with distractions. Have you ever observed this object before? If so, what kept you from noticing these same details? Do you think your daily routine would be different if you led with your senses? How would it be different? Now, we're going to take a few slow, calming breaths to end this exercise. As you do, engage as many senses as you can. Breathe in. Notice the feeling of air in your nostrils. Breathe out. How does it sound? Breathe in. Can you sit up straighter? How does it feel to move your body with your breath? Now, with one final breath out, give thanks for the way you experience the world, yesterday, right now, and tomorrow.


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