Practicing mindfulness can help you in maintaining your mental, emotional, and physical health as its primary goal is to assist you in achieving a calm state of mind by raising awareness of your current emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Depending on your interests, practicing mindfulness can be done in various ways. Here are five mindfulness activities to do in your senior living apartments!
As you can do this anywhere and anytime, mindful breathing is a useful meditation tool if you find yourself in a high-stress situation or if you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. The belly breathing technique is an example of this practice. You can accomplish this by lying or sitting down in a comfortable position and placing one hand on your chest and another on your stomach. Inhale deeply and hold for four seconds before gently exhaling. Pay close attention to the sensations in your diaphragm, chest, and hand.
If you experience a lot of mental stress and anxiety, mind mapping is a fantastic approach. It allows you to break down your negative feelings or thoughts into tiny chunks, stopping you from becoming overwhelmed while also helping you to take slow steps forward.
Some people may find it easier to concentrate and relax if they are moving or doing something. If this is something you relate to, why not try walking while practicing mindfulness? You should first find a quiet and calm location where you can easily walk or move around, such as parks. Concentrate on your surroundings while you walk and focus on what you can smell, see, hear, and feel under your feet. Keep your attention on these senses and do not let your mind wander. This will help you in keeping your mind peaceful.
Journaling is another type of mindfulness practice you can do. Writing down your feelings, emotions, and thoughts allows you to reflect on your current self. Furthermore, it allows you to process whatever you are experiencing without being overwhelmed, allowing you to let go of all your worries as you pour them into your diary. Some people prefer structured journaling in which they follow a set pattern or subject. If you prefer, you can also use the unstructured approach in which you write anything that comes to mind. There is no fixed way, as long as you feel comfortable with it.
Coloring is no longer just a child’s game. There’s a reason adult coloring books have become so popular in recent years: they are therapeutic! It provides your restless brain something to concentrate on while also letting it relax. It helps you relax, focus, and improve your motor abilities.
Enjoy Mindfulness Activities at TerraBella Riverplace
In our independent living community, you can expect to experience a stress-free lifestyle while enjoying our unrestricted resort-style amenities. As part of our exclusive senior living programs, you can sit in for our comprehensive wellness program where we help to promote emotional, physical, and spiritual health. To find out more, feel free to contact us today!