Make a Mind­ful Mo­ments ad­vent cal­en­dar

Feel calm and cared for this fes­tive sea­son by cre­at­ing your own ad­vent cal­en­dar – filled with mind­ful med­i­ta­tions, ob­ser­va­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties

In the Moment - - Cre­at­ing - Words & Il­lus­tra­tion: Becki Clark

T he tra­di­tion of count­ing down the days un­til Christ­mas is thought to date back to 19th cen­tury Ger­many, when Protes­tants lit can­dles and made chalk marks on doors to ob­serve the days. Fast for­ward to win­dows hid­ing choco­lates and, in re­cent years, ev­ery­thing from tea to your favourite tip­ple and ad­vent cal­en­dars have be­come part of the sea­sonal pre­lude for chil­dren and grown-ups alike.

This year, why not make your­self an ad­vent with a di er­ence? For many of us, the lead up to Christ­mas can be busy and over­whelm­ing, so our Mind­ful Mo­ments ad­vent cal­en­dar is de­signed to re­mind you to pause and take some time for you. Each day, we sug­gest a mind­ful med­i­ta­tion, ob­ser­va­tion or ac­tiv­ity to help you feel calm, cen­tred and ready to en­joy the sea­son. You can use our sug­ges­tions or, if you have a prac­tice that works for you, add in your own mind­ful mo­ments too. Read on to get started…

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