get mindful this spring by tapping into your 5 senses!

Sometimes, when we’re too stuck in our heads, a simple way to quiet the brain and be mindful in the moment is to notice your surroundings.

You can do this exercise sitting, standing, or lying down. Inside or outside.

Here’s what to do:
1) Take 3-5 deep breaths in and out through your nose. You can keep your eyes open or closed, whichever feels more comfortable for you.

2) Gently open your eyes and name…

5 things you see
4 things you are touching
3 things you hear
2 things you smell, 
1 thing you taste.

3) Finish up by taking 3-5 more deep breaths!

Get the whole family involved!

Practice with your child or partner!

Talk about what you each noticed. You can even make it a game by describing the object and see if others can guess what you saw, touched, heard, smelled, or tasted.

Go on a sense-ational scavenger hunt!

As the weather gets nicer, go on a senses scavenger hunt around your house or your neighborhood! Grab my free printable to get started or make up your own.

Happy sensing!

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