Creative Mindfulness Exercises
Gaining Inspiration by First – Letting Go
This activity is about gaining inspiration so we can be more inspired (ourselves) and be more inspiring (to others).
Yet before we can begin adding inspiration, we need to ‘tip out’ or remove blockages that may be keeping us in a holding pattern that looks like and usually feels like we’re ‘unmotivated’ – I’m sure we’ve all been there. For many of us, perfectionism or procrastination can be places to hide – yet when we are able to show our true selves, we begin to give and receive more freely. By ‘letting go’ we remove the focus from our own ‘self-worth’ and the need to ‘hide’. By doing this, we can begin showing our true character.
Step 1: Setting an Intention
Why Should You Set an Intention?
For me, setting an intention brings clarity. It’s about creating meaning and purpose in what I do at work, in meetings, with clients and in my personal growth.
Setting intentions can help you get clear on why you’re doing something (clarity), why it’s important to you (meaning) and how it moves you closer to your values (purpose).
Let’s set a simple intention for this upcoming week.
This is mine:
“I will believe in myself and all that I can be. I will be open and judgement-free. I will trust the process and be honest with myself. While there is no ‘getting behind’ in this course and no ‘rights or wrongs’, I will enjoy the process by exploring ideas.”
In your journal write your intention for this week as it will give you clarity around what you want to achieve - in other words clarity around what's important to you so that you can move forward.
Step 2: How-to Video:
"What could we 'tip out' before filling up with the positive things we want?"
We’re starting by ‘Emptying Our Cups’ and asking ourselves: "What could we 'tip out' before filling up with the positive things we want?"
- What do you have to ‘tip out’ before being ready to add more into your life?
Thousands of people from around the world have joined this Creative Mindfulness program.
Here’s what some have said about the e-course ‘Creative Mindfulness’:
- Thank you Barbara for allowing us all to access this exceptional course! I’ve been working on these a little slower with my 9 year old daughter. We have both enjoyed and have had interesting conversations about these. L.C.
- Thank you, it has been fantastic. Tracy W.
- Thank you for your passion and compassion; a guiding light for us all. Aileen
- Thank u for your excellent ideas and perspectives to explore these interesting and important themes! Saya
- This course was just a wonderful thing – Thank you from my heart in helping me get through a very difficult time in my life M.D.
- I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to experience your teachings and generosity. Blessings. Carolynn
- This is the first time experimenting with water colours and I rather enjoyed it. I can’t thank you enough for letting me share in this wonderful class. I believe it let me get some things out to share which I haven’t done before. Judy C.
- I really had a great time these two weeks training my creativity muscles and going through this process mindfully. Alexandra