The other day I was driving to a friend's place when I just went on 'autopilot mode' with a million thoughts in my head and completely missed my turn off. The scary thing was it took a good 15 minutes for me to realise I was going the wrong way. The incident made me think about how I'm constantly rushing around, always multitasking sometimes to the detriment of the task at hand.
So when the lovely people at Dymocks offered to send me a copy of The Mindfulness Colouring Book by Emma Farrarons for review, I didn't hesitate to say yes. According to the book, 'being mindful is about paying attention to the present moment, clearing your mind of distractions and focusing on simply being' - exactly what I need.
I had forgotten about the simple joy of colouring in and it really did me some good. It requires a certain amount of concentration to focus on the task at hand, which means my mind can't wander like it usually does, which means I'm not wondering about what to cook for dinner, or if Alexander is eating enough. I'm colouring, and that's all I'm doing - quietly, leisurely and I love how it unleashes the creative side of me.
PS: Many thanks to Dymocks for giving me the chance to review The Mindfulness Colouring Book.