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  • Writer's pictureKristina Riggs

Focus on the 5 Senses

It seems like I get a different answer depending on who I ask. However, I have really been looking into deep cleaning my own mind. How do I do that? Or better yet, how do I do that and not make myself go crazy if it does not go the way I initially thought it would? I will be the first one to admit that I am exponentially hard on myself. And that is something that I am trying to change. I am working on loosening my workload and freeing up some of my time so that I can focus on my mental aptitude. Here is one main thing I have found that has helped so far.

I tried to focus on my five senses. Throughout the busy life of my morning routine, and workload, believe it or not, my dog, my family, and my faith. There is a lot to maintain. I compare it to cleaning a shower. You are not really going to get your shower clean unless you really get in there and scrub it. I have really gotten into the deep senses of my being and scrubbed them. I now have a routine in the morning before I go to work. And I am successfully implementing a routine at my job also.


For so long I would just get up out of the bed and jump in the shower. Throw on some clothes and run to the office to do my job. I mean I have to get there on time and do what they pay me for otherwise they’re not going to pay me anymore, right? However, now that routine has completely changed. When I wake up in the morning, of course, I go and shower and get dressed for my day. But I have a prayer journal, I read my devotional, and I pray. I pray pretty in-depth. I just opened a dialogue with God. This in itself has given me a better day right off the bat.

Once I get to the office then I notice that my emails are overflowing, there are people in and out of the office, and there are distractions everywhere. But I have to deal with it. This is all stuff I have to deal with. I have to deal with it so I can continue to receive that paycheck. That almighty dollar that is going to pay my bills. I still need that, right?

Even though I still need that I realized how important my breathing is. I realize how important it is to step away from my desk, take a deep breath, and clear my mind. It takes me back to that shower that I am scrubbing. When I take that deep breath I am scrubbing my mind mentally. I am preparing myself to walk back into that office and continue the job that I am paid for.


This used to be so difficult for me. Getting through the day without overstimulating my mind and just having it shut down used to be one of the most difficult things to do. However, I truly believe that that is genuinely becoming a thing of the past. I am working on this mindfulness, focusing on my five senses and my breathing. But I’m not losing any of my daily curiosity. I still want to research and find answers to questions. I still want to question my friends and coworkers for their input on situations. The drive to find answers is still there, so I know that my curiosity is still there.

There are days that are so much better than others. However, I really believe that things are getting better for me mentally. There for a while, it was very touch and go, and very questionable to say the least. However, I truly believe that diving into my biblical reading and relying on God is really calming me down both mentally and physically.

Heck, I wish I knew this 20 years ago! I might be feeling different now. However, I can say that as of right now, I am feeling pretty good about myself, my life, and my future.

Thank For Reading;


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