3rd April 2020

In light of the global events currently swirling around us the world over, many of us have taken to needle and thread to help take our minds off the ever-unfolding situation.

Usually our ‘safe’ place as we enjoy the meditative push and pull of needle and thread through fabric, we don’t know about you, but there are times we’ve found our mind wandering elsewhere rather than being lost in the pursuit of stitching as it normally is.

Whilst not surprising given the uncertain time we find ourselves in, we’re longing for the pure escape we usually experience, and we think we’ve found something that might just work… a little pause!

‘Eat Pray Love’ author Elizabeth Gilbert recently shared a little something she uses to refocus herself amidst life’s hustle and bustle.

Image courtesy of @tallienatt

In order to ground herself in the present moment and stop her mind wandering, Elizabeth uses the simple habit of being truly present by naming five things she can see, four things she can hear, three things she can feel, two things she can smell and one thing she can taste.

So next time you find your mind wandering elsewhere as you pull needle and thread through fabric, pause. Then focus on the details of your surroundings as Elizabeth has suggested and see if it doesn’t land you back in the peace of the present moment.

Just you and your needle and thread…

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