Red Light Challenge

When I challenge others and myself to practice mindfulness and live in the moment...this can feel quite overwhelming. We are excellent at distracting ourselves and keeping our minds in the future focus or dwelling in the past. Instead, why not try one thing to be more present in your life? 

Whenever you are at waiting at a red light, take a few deep breaths. Simply feel the air rushing into your lungs, giving  you life. Feel the air as you exhale, warm and calm. Scan your body and take note of any tension. You may be in a hurry to get somewhere and you may feel very inconvenienced by the light. Whatever thoughts you may have, acknowledge them and go back to your breathing. Use the red light as an opportunity to get centered and to be present with whatever you are feeling  physically or emotionally.

Try the red light challenge and let me know how it goes for you. Would love to hear about it :)