Mindful Minute: Rainy Day Study
The weather here is beautiful, with no rain in sight for the near future, but as I was looking through pictures we'd taken on a rainy day here by the sea, I thought of the Rainy Day Study exercise. On the next rainy day, truly listen to the pitter pattering of rain atop your umbrella, roof of the car, or roof of your home. Close your eyes, notice any patterns of sound, tune into the smell of the rain if you're outside under an umbrella. Notice how the air feels on your skin. Really study the full experience of rain. Take some slow deep breaths through the nose as you do this, and see if you don't feel more grounded, and a bit calmer after that one minute is up.