Sunday, December 7, 2014

Noticing the Five Senses: A Daily Mindfulness Log

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The more frantic our lives get, the more important it is to take quick breaks throughout the day to calm down and clear our heads.  Focusing on the five senses can help shift our focus away from our worries.  It can also help us develop awareness of and gratitude for the world around us and the small everyday blessings we might otherwise take for granted.  

The following daily mindfulness log can be used by either adults or kids, for individual practice or as homework in a mindfulness class.




Five Senses Mindfulness Log


Sight
Sound
Taste
Smell
Touch

Examples:

watched some kids sledding
listened to my favorite song 
sipped a cup of hot chocolate 
sniffed pine needles
petted my friend’s cat

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created by Catharine Hannay for MindfulTeachers.org



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3 comments:

  1. I alos use this in poetry exercises that I do with kids

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    1. Thanks for your comment. That's a great idea to use mindfulness as a springboard for poetry.

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    2. I've used this type of chart for fiction writing; I've found that focusing on the five senses helps to capture vivid images, which makes descriptions more personal and interesting.

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