One great way to take a break from the worries of today is to start a garden – even introduce your kids, family, or roommates to the idea! I personally enjoy growing veggies, so I’ve made our theme for today mindfulness and gardening.
Mindfulness is using the five senses to be in the present and regulate ourselves internally. Get some potting soil and small garden boxes, and get lost in the serenity of gardening.
🥕 Sight: Choose colorful varieties of carrots, peppers, and tomatoes. Have fun mixing it up. It will be beautiful to look at when it grows.
🥕 Sound: As you’re pouring your soil into the box, notice the sounds around you – dogs barking, birds chirping and singing, kids playing.
🥕 Touch: Dig your hands in the soil, mix it up, and notice how the dirt feels in your hands.
🥕 Smell: Notice any smells or aromas around you? Fresh soil? Flowers?
🥕 Taste: When you’re ready to pick from your harvest, make a beautiful salad. Savor the flavors and textures of food you grew with your own hands.
Even when you’re not working on your plants, you can practice mindfulness in the garden by taking a walk about your yard or sitting on your balcony. Notice what’s around you. Feel the serenity of being in your garden, no matter how small or large. Enjoy what you have created.
What would you like to plant in your garden? Let me know in the comments below!