As we’ve discussed on the blog in our Overcoming Overwhelm series (parts 1, 2, & 3), it can be difficult to find a moment to yourself when you’re acting as a loved one’s caregiver or assisting them with a major life transition. Each moment of relaxation is one to savor, and you don’t need us to tell you how much you deserve it!
Before You Start
Sit in a comfortable position
Relax your body
Unclench your jaw
Close your eyes
As you proceed, maintain deep, full, and slow breaths that fill up your whole abdomen.
Get In Touch With Your Senses
Hold the chocolate gently in your hand and notice how it feels against your skin
Smell the chocolaty aroma
Take a small bite and feel the chocolate melt in your mouth
As it melts, taste the different notes of the chocolate
Focus On Sensations
How does the chocolate feel as it slides down your throat?
What does the chocolate feel like in your hand? Is it cool to the touch? Is it smooth?
Do your arms feel heavy as they raise the chocolate to your mouth?
Clear Your Mind
If other thoughts come to mind, gently dismiss them
Refocus your attention on the smell, taste, feel, and memories associated with chocolate
When you feel ready, allow yourself to come back to the present. Keep this feeling of relaxation and mindfulness with you as you continue your day, especially in moments of stress.
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Last updated May 20, 2019