Video: A Warm-Weather Mindfulness Activity Happy Autumn! The leaves are beginning to change colors and there’s a cozy chill in the air that invites jackets and light scarves. Isn’t it nice?

Just kidding.

But did you stop for a second to look at the calendar? You know, just to make sure that May through September didn’t blindly pass you by?

You can’t find seasons at the Lost and Found

It’s true: you can miss an entire season if you’re not paying attention. Have you ever taken a shower (yes, I hope, but let me continue…) in which you’re completely blind to the fact that you’re even taking a shower until the second you shut off the tap?

This is what happens when we let our minds hang in the past or scurry to the future. We forget where we are, what we’re doing, and what the present moment holds for us.

I like showers. They’re warm and refreshing. But, sometimes, I miss them. And by “miss”, I mean this: an entire ten minutes of showertime passes until I realize that I’ve just completed a shower. I missed all the warmth. I missed all the refreshment.

You know what else I really like?

Summer. (That’d be summertime, thank you. See my name at the top of this post? Yeah. Just wanted to clear that up. My own self-esteem is nauseatingly mediocre, but that’s another day and another blog post.)

I love the warm weather. I love the flowers and the trees. I love the vacations and the camping and even the sticky air (sometimes).

I don’t want it to fly by without realizing it! Do you feel the same way? If so, this week’s video is for you:

This video is based on Christy Matta’s “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? A Seasonal Mindfulness” post from her PsychCentral blog, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Exposed. Her latest book, The Stress Response, is available on Amazon.

Creative Commons License photo credit: tommaync

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 9 Jun 2012
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Beretsky, S. (2012). Video: A Warm-Weather Mindfulness Activity. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 29, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/06/09/video-a-warm-weather-mindfulness-activity/

 

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