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"The hands on mindfulness"

This is a guest post by Eveline Zemla, founder of Flamingo Jewellery.

It is true that mindfulness isn’t for everyone.

As a psychologist I am fully aware that focusing on breathing can be tricky or even almost impossible for some people. Staying still can be difficult too. However, if you incorporate the idea of paying attention to a concrete detail or concrete item in front of you, you can put your mind in peace. Therefore I always find the hands on activities to be the most relaxing.

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For instance, I love to bake. And I love to share the cakes with my friends. But how many cakes can you bake? I really needed to find a hobby. Something that will be my new exciting mindfulness-to-go activity. Something that will help me to relax after a busy day at work and something that doesn’t require guided imagery, closing eyes or breathing and counting to 10.

I know, these things help to relax too, just not for me! I need to create... use my hands to arrange a piece of something that I can share with others or keep for myself if I need to.