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Breathe deeply, erase rough moments, and start over with a fresh attitude with this calming mindfulness exercise.
(piano instrumental music) Voiceover There might be times in life, when nothing we do goes quite right. We try to fix these situations, but sometimes that makes things even worse. But what if life was like a whiteboard? And when those rough moments get really, really rough, we could erase them, and begin again. Close your eyes or keep them open. Whatever feels right for you. Stretch your arms up toward the ceiling. Reach, and maybe yawn, or just breathe in big. Breathe out as you float your arms down. Find where your hands would like to rest. On your belly, hanging out at your sides, maybe in your lap, if you're sitting. You decide. Just get comfortable. Now put a picture in your mind of a blank whiteboard. There is nothing on it yet. And for a moment, imagine or remember a time when life was rough for you. Kind of hard to handle. Maybe you did something you'd wished you'd hadn't done. Maybe you got in trouble, maybe you were treated unfairly. It didn't feel good, and thing's got pretty messy. Now see if your breath can erase some of the mess on your board, so you can begin again. Breathe in. And slowly breathe out. Maybe another breath or two can help you to erase more of the messy lines, the messy feelings. Breathe in. And out. Inhale slowly. Exhale long. Now let's practice again. Bring to mind a rough time, and make another mess on your board. If you prefer, imagine a character in a book or in a movie, who had a rough time. Picture it in your mind. Gently hold that idea for just a moment. Now practice beginning again. Breathe in, and with your slow breath out, clear the rough times, the messy lines, to start fresh. Breathe in. And slowly out. Relax, while you take two more breaths. Try those longer out breaths. Clear away the rough stuff, so you are ready to begin again. Breathing in. And breathing out. Begin again. With practice, it can be possible to begin again.