So here we are, Happy New Year everybody and welcome to the first mindfulness practice of 2012!….
Use your non-dominant hand for some ordinary tasks each day. These could include brushing your teeth, combing your hair or eating with your non-dominant hand for at least part of each meal. If you are up for a big challenge try using your non-dominant hand when writing or eating with chopsticks.
The most difficult part of any mindfulness practice is remembering to do it, so here are some pointers to assist you: Put a band-aid or sticker on your dominant hand to help you notice when you have fallen back into using it. You could also leave messages for yourself “LEFT HAND!” on your mirror, by the kettle, on the fridge or wherever you are likely to see them – as gentle reminders to use your non-dominant hand over the course of the day.
Good luck, have fun with it and remember there is no right or wrong way of doing this practice, rather the invitation is to be curious, trust the process and simply notice what you notice.
I look forward to hearing from you all over the course of this week.
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