Mindful check-ins are useful to help you manage stress and anxiety. This practice can help you feel grounded by taking a pause in your day to notice any physical sensations, thoughts passing through your mind and emotions that are present.
Mindful check-ins can also help increase your awareness of habits, patterns, or behaviors that are having negative impacts on your life—but (crucially) without judgment.
Try this self check-in and see how it makes you feel. You may find yourself lifted out of the emotional grind of daily life and feeling your stress meter dialed down. At the very least, you’ll be relieved for a few precious minutes of life’s endless distractions—and that’s a great thing, too.
Cecilia Whyel is a contemporary dancer/aerialist turned health and wellness professional (ACE CPT, GFI, RYT 200). She has over 25 years of training in a wide variety of movement styles. Cecilia’s classes focus on discovering alignment, elongating the spine, working through the body as an integrative whole, and finding movement efficiency through the recruitment of smaller muscles.