By engaging my senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, and even taste, my stress melts away and I find myself back in the moment. It's the best method I have yet figured out to become mindful quickly. I adapt "taste" to what I'm feeling in my body since I'm not always eating.
I actually think this (the five senses) is one of the things I like best about Pinterest. Through pictures I can tap into all five senses very easily. Here are a few of my recent faves.
|via Gold & Gray|
I don't know where in the world this is but I imagine that it is very quiet there. Just the sounds of nature and the wind blowing through the trees.
|via Belgian Pearls|
BBQ. In a crockpot. Mmmmmm. Click here for recipe.
Here are a few links to think more about this concept.