Do you find your mind races from the past to the future often, and you struggle to focus in the present moment?
It can be difficult, especially as a parent, to do this. When you have kids, worrying about the future is simply a given and being present and "mindful" doesn't always feel achievable.
Everyone and their mother has heard of mindfulness these days but not everyone knows how to implement it in their everyday life. It's simpler than you think, and this super quick tip proves it.
In an IGTV post last night, UK Instagrammer Megan Rose Lane revealed this amazing technique for calming a racing mind.
She says, "It's called GAAWO. I do this every single time I find myself feeling anxious, panicky, overthinking or living in the past or future."
She continued, "it's the most amazing way to come back to the present moment and feel a really deep sense of inner calm."
We tried it ourselves and honestly, it could not be easier.
In the video, Megan simply talks you through the GAAWO process, asking you to focus on looking at her on the screen of your phone with a soft gaze, while also encouraging you to access your peripheral vision.
The technique, she reveals, "uses your eyes to activate your parasympathetic nervous system by being gently alert with your attention wide open."
When you focus on what you can see with your peripheral vision, it opens up your line of sight in an incredible way, giving you a feeling of openness and brightness.
As well as this, the technique requires a gentle focus which brings you right back into the present moment without worrying, fretting or overthinking.
Watch the video and see for yourself! Will you be giving this handy mindfulness trick a go?