Exercise pays: Mindful Doodles #116

Mindful Doodles #116:

Exercising at a recreational pastime.

This young man exercises as a part of his derivative for maintaining a healthy life style. Besides exercise, he also watches his diet, gets enough sleep, and reduces his stress with regular meditation sessions. He attends to his exercise and concentrates on his activity. His body conditions to become stronger. Consequently, his mental and emotional strength also improves. A stronger person is better equipped to handle the anxieties and stress of daily living. He enjoys his skateboarding activity so much that he forgets it is an exercise. He derives much pleasure from it. Exercise pays.

Writing prompt – derivative.

Mindful Doodles is a series of comic/ cartoon drawn on assimilating stimuli that comes into my mind. My surrounding and environment are dynamic. As events happen, the stimuli enters my brain and I pay attention to them. I am not mentally disturbed as I pay due respect to each stimulus. I ponder upon how I would deal with the stimulus, to manage the situation. I try to discover what lesson the Universe bestows on me in this encounter. I write my discovery as my Mindful Thought of the Day.

Why be mindful? By paying time and attention to a disturbing stimulus, you deal  with it. It ceases to be new and disruptive to you. You have released anxiety. You have greatly reduced your mental stress.

Mindful Thought of the Day:
Be mindful – pay attention to your present activity. Let all other distracting thoughts pass by.