And if you’ve started to incorporate this, or any of the other Mindfulness based techniques I’ve been writing about, then I bet that pretty soon you’re going to feel like your personal brightness switch has been turned right up!
Now in this piece I want to share with you another technique that I use on a daily basis and which is also featured in Chapter 6 of, ‘Uncovering Mindfulness: In Search of a Life More Meaningful’.
And it’s called R.A.I.N.
Again this is another really effective technique to help deal with those everyday distractions, provide a clear focus and give you a refreshed mental clarity and sense of purpose.
And yes, I also know that if you put — ‘Stop’ & ‘Rain’ together — you almost have the title of a Creedence Clearwater Revival song…
So, how do the 4 simple steps work?
1. R = Recognise when a strong emotion is present
2. A = Allow or at least acknowledge it is there
3. I = Investigate and with kind curiosity to yourself, explore how you feel, together with the physical sensations it is causing you, &
4. N = Non Identify with it i.e. recognise that this emotion is just another passing state of mind and it is most certainly not a definition of who you are; this will encourage and enable you to cultivate an understanding and some objective distance.
It really is as simple as that, so remember what Yoda says — “Give it a try why don’t you”, & Enjoy Dancing!!
Paul Mudd is the author of ‘Uncovering Mindfulness: In Search Of A Life More Meaningful’ available on Amazon and www.bookboon.com; the ‘Coffee & A Cup of Mindfulness’ and the ‘Mindful Hacks For Mindful Living & Mindful Working’ series. He is also a Contributing Author to The Huffington Post and a Contributing Writer to Thrive Global. Through The Mudd Partnership he works with business leaders, organisations and individuals in support of change, leadership excellence, business growth, organistional and individual wellbeing and well doing, and introducing Mindfulness. He can be contacted at [email protected] and you can follow the continuing journey uncovering Mindfulness on Twitter @TheMindfulBook and at @Paul_Mudd
Originally published at medium.com