On most mornings, my son and I play the game “what do you hear?”
We name 5 things.
This morning we heard…
-a woodpecker in the front yard
-the rustling of bed clothes
-the sound of the furnace
By starting the day this way and then coming back to sensation, it could be sensing the hands or feet, you are re-wiring the brain to slow down and pay attention. And in paying attention and taking a pause from engaging with the world around you, your blood pressure goes down, your stress hormones go down which reduces blood sugar and cravings…your overall internal well being becomes greatly enhanced.
And when we are calm, the people around us breathe easier. This one simple technique can already make the world a better place by just you sensing.