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Life Lessons From A Jigsaw!

Until recently, I hadn't done a jigsaw since I was a child. Now I do them regularly with mum and we make quite the team!


This one is a 1000 piece jigsaw which takes quite a bit of effort.


Apart from being a brilliant way to practice mindfulness, here's a few of the life lessons that jigsaws have mirrored back to me:


* Patience (it's true what they say, it really is a virtue)!


* The details matter.


* Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees!


* Focusing on something can produce great results.


* Equally (here comes the paradox which life is full of) focusing on something for too long can make us less effective. A break can work wonders.


* It's very rewarding to work towards the bigger picture (see what I did there!) and to see it taking shape.


* It is fun to do things together. Sometimes we swap sides for a bit so we get variety and fresh eyes on areas #teamwork


* The flow state is wonderful...just the right amount of enjoyment and challenge can keep us occupied and engaged for a long time.


* Simplicity and slowing down is regenerative.


* It is excellent to spend time away from our ridiculous thoughts!


* Not being on screens feels good.


* Sometimes life is a puzzle and we can't have it all figured out, we just have to work with what fits and piece it together bit by bit.


* People invent clever things.


What mindful activity do you like to lose yourself in...?


Good Vibes, Amanda G



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