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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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