Which one of your 5 senses gets you MOST present? Which one can cut through all of your streaming thoughts and being you back here? Mine is SMELL. It is the one physical sense that I value the most. And knowing which one gives me the tool of accessing it when I need calm. If I am having trouble quietening my mind - all I have to do is grab something that awakens my nose and I can return to the now. Here are some things that I use:
- hot tea
- chocolate (I own CHOCbite.com)
- orange peel
- rose body cream
If I am at a dinner and someone is being rude and I am getting agitated - you will see me smelling my fingers - to help me know that all is well.
Pay attention to your personal and individual needs so that you can be ready to respond in a conscious way to triggers that take you of course of happiness!!