A Beautiful Way to Reduce Stress
When you need a quick break to reduce stress, focusing on an image can help shift the brain from words, analysis and executive functioning, to sensing, feeling and connecting. It can be like pressing the "reset" button on your own mind, so you can return to the task at hand, a little more refreshed. To see how it works for you, I invite you to try this in the next few minutes:
• Take your time as you look at each of the four pictures below, in turn.
• Let your eyes trace and then settle into the roundness ...
• and then relax into the interplay of light, shape and colour, which makes up each unique whole.
• Just experience the wordless beauty of each image and notice how each picture makes you feel.
At the end I share which of the photos is my favourite and why, and I'd love for you to share your comments at the bottom, too.
This last image is my favourite. It gives me a feeling of freedom and reminds me of being a child, lying on the grass and looking up ... feeling the expansiveness of a never-ending blue sky.
I invite you to share your own comments, below.