Writing Mindfully

Mindful writing can be very calming when we are feeling stressed or anxious. Although I believe the idea of “small stones” is for them to be both mindful and poetic, mindful writing need not always be poetic or beautiful. For example writing a detailed description of a scene, a picture or an object is writing mindfully and is calming for the mind even if the writing turns out to be distinctly un-poetic.

Have a go … choose an object you love and write a detailed description of it. Try to include some (or all!) of the 5 senses in your description.


About Carol Ross

Interested in therapeutic writing.
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2 Responses to Writing Mindfully

  1. Kate Thompson says:

    I love these mindful Writing ideas – what a great practice to develop and a wonderful start to the New Year. They don’t have to take long – and who hasn’t got 10 minutes (what ever excuses we make!). Thanks for sharing these. Kate http://therapeuticjournal.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/read-more-read-better/

    • Carol Ross says:

      I’ve written one (a small stone) every day since 31st December and I’m certainly feeling the benefit. A good daily journal practice perhaps? Thanks for stopping by Kate.

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