Day Five – Your Body
- Mind – Lie in the bed or on something comfortable on the floor. Let your hands lie along side of the body. Keep your feet uncrossed and away from each other. Start taking deep breaths. Start focusing on each part of your body. Think about your feet, then your legs, thighs, and each part of your body until you reach your head. When you’re thinking about each body part, a sensation should happen to that body part. Williams and Pennman (2011) wrote, “See if it is possible to let go of the tendency to want things to be a certain way, or judge how you’re doing.” Try to practice this technique until you get the hang of it. Do not worry if your mind wanders. You can always refocus on the body part and finish the meditation technique.
- Body – Drink 8 cups of water and Exercise for 15 to 30 minutes. Make sure you fill up with healthy snacks like fruit, protein, and veggies. This will keep you from getting hungry and you will eat less. Try out some new exercise apps. You can also make a Green smoothie to help detox your body. My favorite smoothie is spinach with lemon juice and fruit. I have used Dried Apricot, bananas, blueberries, and cranberries. Put all the ingredients in a blender with almond milk. It tastes real good.
- Soul – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body. Romans 12:1 I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service of worship.
- Go to bed early. Turn off the television and lights
Williams, M. and Penman, D., Mindfulness, An eight – week plan for finding peace in a frantic world, Rodale Books, (p. 97-100).