SELF-CARE ACT#350

do a repetitive task

CATEGORY

Spiritual

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TIME

15-20 minutes

BUDGET

$0

Take a green bean.

Cut one end.

De-string the bean.

Cut the other end.

Put the bean in a bowl.

Take a green bean.

Cut one end.

De-string the bean.

Cut the other end.

Put the bean in a bowl.

Take a green bean.

Cut one end.

De-string the bean.

Cut the other end.

Put the bean in a bowl.

Take a green bean.

Cut one end.

De-string the bean.

Cut the other end.

Put the bean in a bowl.

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Boring?

Maybe reading it.

In practice, ifyou give your full attention to it,  a repetitive task is a highly meditative activity that will help you quiet your mind, ground yourself in the present moment and restore inner quietness.

Yesterday, I had the above benefit and today –at 10 PM- I had an extra one linked to the nature of the act: be able to write a quick post.

Which is highly self-care for me because tonight, I’m really tired.

And after 350 days, I have something that’s close to a writing overdose…

Love to all and see you tomorrow.

WHY IS IT SELF-CARE? Repetition, of a task or a sound, can helps you quiet your mind and is an easy way to ground yourself in the moment.

MORE ABOUT THIS

“A study shows that silently repeating a single word to yourself quiets the system responsible for your mind wandering, thinking about your past, or planning your future.”

To know how, read this paper: how mantras calm your mind.

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