Mindful Weekend: Pleasant Experiences

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This weekend, practice catching pleasant events in action

Your weekly mindful weekend challenge is as follows:

Try to catch a pleasant experience as it is happening. Focus your attention on the details of the experience by answering the following questions (maybe write them down as you go to maximize the impact of this exercise):

What is the experience?

How does your body feel, in detail, during this experience?

What moods and feelings accompany this event?

What thoughts are going through your mind?

The rationale for engaging your awareness in this manner is to help you to be better able to simply experience and appreciate the pleasant moment as it is, without adding additional thinking to the mix.  Good luck!

This exercise is adapted with permission from Williams, Teasdale, Segal, and Kabat-Zinn (2007).

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