As psychologist, Rick Hanson,Â likes to say, “You can use your mind to change your brain to benefit your mind.” Â He suggests weÂ practice one small thing aÂ dayÂ to transform our brain to enhance our well-BEING.
Ideal “small things” are the ones that appear naturally during our day, or are relatively easy to accomplish. Â All you need is a time out to tune in to make space to savorÂ the experience. Â Unplug, Slow down, and Breathe as you bring an enhanced consciousness to your activity. Â This canÂ be accomplished in as few as five minutes… if you fully engage your senses.
As you are involved in a small pleasurable experience during your day today (such as when you drink your favorite hot or cold beverage, listen to a bird sing, or enjoy looking at a beautiful garden), take the time to engage ALL your thoughts, feelings and sensations on that ONE THING.