Take a 5-minute mini-vacation without leaving the room!
This post guides you through a visualization where you imagine a mini-vacation to your “happy place.”
Take a few deeps breaths and bring to your mind your “Happy Place.” It could be an outdoor setting like the beach or mountains, it can be your favorite indoor space, a favorite comfy chair, or any other place that makes you feel calm and at peace. Close your eyes if it feels comfortable and is safe to do so. Imagine this place in as much detail as you can. Bring in your five senses and think about the sights, sounds, scents, and textures in the space.
Once you have your happy place in mind, notice how it feels emotionally and in your body to be in this space of peace and calm. Sit with this experience for a moment and tell yourself that you can access this feeling of calm and peace whenever you need it because is always present inside of you. Take a few deep breaths and give your self a moment to transition back into your current space. Remind yourself that you can access this “happy place and the feelings of calm that come with it any time you need it. And there you have it! Your 5-minute mini-vacation! Our minds and imagination are great mindfulness tools for self-care!
Looking for another mindfulness activity to incorporate into your self-care routine? Check out this blog post which explains the “breathe and smile” mindfulness exercise. Contact me at this link to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation to learn more about how self-care and mindfulness can support your mental wellness!