Let’s TAKE NOTICE
But Why …….. ?
Most of the time we are either thinking about the past, which can make us depressed or about the future, which causes anxiety. What we completely forget is to live in the moment, the present. Most of us are so focused on the “TO DO LIST” for the next day or the week that we let the present day go unnoticed. Our minds are constantly working even though we – so to speak – are taking a rest.
Most importantly we forget to take notice, to be aware and mindful of our surroundings, to be alert and awake rather than lost in thought or forgetful of where we are and what is happening around us. “TAKE NOTICE- AS A WAY OF WELLBEING” can remind us to take a pause even if it is for a short duration, to be able to acknowledge and reflect on our experiences, spend some quality time with oneself in silence or with nature can rejuvenate us beyond words. It can motivate us to realise our potential and positive aspects too.
Mindfulness is a way to take notice and to be present in the moment by paying attention without being judgemental. Research suggests that mindfulness, which means to be aware of the moment, enhances our wellbeing and makes us aware of our priorities as well. This can also be explained as heightened awareness which boosts our self- understanding and gives us the opportunity to make better choices.
Lets take some time
Being mindful of this, why not do something differently today to Take Notice
As life in these unprecedented times has been challenging and more so for people struggling with their mental health, we at Derby City Life Links have been trying to provide substantial support being mindful of the government’s guidelines. As part of this effort , for the Mental Health Awareness Week commencing on the 18th of May we are running online sessions each day till the 22nd of May. Please come and join in the talks, or check back during the week for reflections.