Instructions for "Brush Your Teeth!":
Before I did this exercise I thought brushing my teeth was a single action—I did it, and it was done. After doing this exercise I was amazed at how much was actually going on while I brushed my teeth! There are so many sensations to be felt, smells to notice, images to see, all of which I had never really paid any attention to before.
Doing this task made me wonder how many other things in life were passing me by because I was not really paying attention to them - life is often richer and fuller than we think!
It's also worth noting that the time I spend paying attention to brushing my teeth, is time I am not worrying about the day to come, or mulling over what happened yesterday.
- Print the instructions below and stick them on your bathroom mirror to help you remember.
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