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Day four of the Writing and Mindfulness Challenge

Advice for writers and bloggers

Catch up on the other days of the challenge by following the links from this page.

What’s day four all about?

I want you to go out for a mindful walk today and to do the following writing exercise while you’re out and about. If that’s not possible, continue to observe the world from your home, your garden, or the space outside your home. You could, of course, go for your walk and then write when you get back if that’s easier – but writing ‘live’ during the walk will make the description more vivid.

What do I write?

Spend 5 minutes writing a description of what you can see in as much detail as possible and add in at least one of the other senses. Once you’ve noticed a detail – say a leaf for example – try to notice even more detail – say the shape of the veins on the leaf. You might also write about what the tree smells like or sounds like or the texture of the bark. Keep going until 5 minutes is up.

Want more?

If you want more, repeat this 5 minute exercise two more times during the day and write in as much detail as possible about something you observed on your walk.

That’s it for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with another Writing and Mindfulness Challenge, all about your sixth sense. Until then, happy writing.


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