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Mindful Walk

Mindful Walk Blustery day? Why not wrap up warm and go for a walk. Enjoy the feel of the wind against your face and listen for the sound it makes in any trees nearby. Whilst walking notice how the colours of the leaves are starting to change. There may be blackberries and rosehips in the hedgerows. Choose a natural [...]

Mindful Walk2020-10-14T16:50:41+00:00

The Big Butterfly Count

The Big Butterfly Count A great way to #takenotice of the environment around us is to join in with Butterfly Conservations’s Big Butterfly Count. The simple Butterfly ID Chartcan be downloaded from bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/. You can enjoy the activity any time at home and you can even submit your findings on the link above any time up to Sunday 9th [...]

The Big Butterfly Count2020-09-30T15:03:20+00:00

Mindful Photography

Mindful Photography You could try the free 7-day Mindful Photography Programme at https://www.look-again.org/ An excellent way to get outside - the programme shows us how the camera can help us to become more aware of the present moment. It involves experiencing the process of creating photographs in a non-judgmental, compassionate way.

Mindful Photography2020-09-30T15:05:05+00:00

Rainbow Walk

Rainbow Walk Head outside and simply start walking while looking for something in each colour of the rainbow. You will begin to tune into your surroundings and start noticing things that you would usually have just walked right by. Pay attention to all the beauty around you and once you have found something in each colour, you can just [...]

Rainbow Walk2020-09-30T15:06:49+00:00

A Mindful Observation

A Mindful Observation This exercise calls for nothing but a leaf and your attention. Pick up a leaf, hold it in your hand, and give it your full attention for five minutes. Notice the colours, the shape, the texture, and the patterns - this can help to bring you into the present and to align your thoughts with what’s [...]

A Mindful Observation2020-09-30T15:07:13+00:00

Working From Home

Working From Home It is a new thing, working from home, for a lot of us including the staff at Lindengate. We have been finding some aspects challenging however there have been ways to make it easier.  It may help to treat your working day like any other, by getting up at a time that allows you to complete [...]

Working From Home2020-09-30T15:09:26+00:00

Sleeping

Sleeping Getting to sleep is something that many find difficult both initially getting to sleep and if woken throughout the night. It is something that can have a significant impact on our wellbeing as sleep allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brains to consolidate our memories and process information. One way which has been proven to help [...]

Sleeping2020-09-30T15:10:33+00:00

Stargazing

Stargazing One thing in this time of change that has stayed the same are the stars. Stargazing is an easy activity that can be done both in and outdoors by looking up or out of your window. You can simply take in the view or try and learn the different constellations you can see. Why not download an app [...]

Stargazing2020-09-30T15:14:32+00:00

Apps and Podcasts

Apps and Podcasts The NHS has developed a positive thinking app for adults called 'Feeling Good: positive mindset'. There are also podcasts which offer advice on wellbeing such as 'Happy Place', 'The Mindful Kind', 'Liz's Wellbeing Journey' and many more. These can be available to you wherever and whenever, as you can download them onto your phone or tablet [...]

Apps and Podcasts2020-09-30T15:14:56+00:00

Bringing Nature Indoors

Bringing Nature Indoors Nature doesn't only have to be enjoyed when you are outside; you can also bring it inside with you by reading a poem/story.  You can search online or in books you may have or why not write your own?   You could start off simply by taking photos when you are out, or finding some on the [...]

Bringing Nature Indoors2020-09-30T15:15:50+00:00
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