Last week I was lucky enough to be given a piano. I ABSOLUTELY love it.
I learnt the basics on the piano when I was at school. I was never amazing at it. Lack of practise and commitment was definitely a problem. But I did get to the stage where I could read music and muddle my way through a piece.
Since I have had this piano everything has changed. Because I am loving having a go again I am so committed to having a session on it every day.
When I was younger I would have thought I had no time to practise, but since I have been loving it I have made time. A quick scale before I leave the house, a little tune before bed. It’s just like when you get a good book and you can’t put it down. Perfect.
Much of the Mindfulness coaching that I do is based on trying the brain to focus and concentrate through mini moments of Mindfulness. Taking small periods of time through my day for a quick practise session seems to me to be an alternative way to have a Mindful moment too.
Playing a tune or scale takes my attention to the point where my mind does not have the capacity to also worry about something else. The result is that I get a total break from the mental chatter that usually goes on.
If you feel that life is totally hectic and you long for a break then finding an activity that takes your attention could be a lovely alternative to wind into your day. Come on a Revitalise session to get more Mindful ways forward.