Happy Monday! I wanted to help jump start your week with a few ways that knitting can increase your peace and make you more mindful!
Let’s jump into to these 4 ways that you can increase your peace right NOW!
#1. Practice giving – giving material things is not the only way to give. The next time you knit, think of those in your life that may be struggling or in pain and dedicate this good feeling to them with the intention that it will powerfully help them.
#2. Do something free form every day – even if it’s just for 10 minutes, just let go completely! Forget about following a pattern. Start knitting for the sake of knitting. This act is also known as scrumbling. This way of spontaneous knitting is very liberating and can give you that dose of confidence you need if you happen to be struggling with a pattern.
#3. Start a morning routine – I’m big on the morning as prime time for getting your best work done. Right after I wake up, I include about 30 minutes of knitting while listening to an audio book or podcast. I think of this time like a bubble bath and I can’t wait to jump out of bed each morning to do this! Knitting first thing in the morning is quite different than knitting after a long busy day when your energy level decreases.
#4. Begin a stillness practice – one of the most meditative ways to knit in my opinion is in the round, and this repetitive motion can almost be trance-like. Here’s how to create your own stillness practice:
- With your knitting in hand, sit in a quiet place where you will not be distracted.
- As you begin to knit, hold a positive intention, or simply follow your breath.
- Hold your intention for a few rounds and over time you’ll be amazed at how you’ll begin to notice subtle changes to your Monday mindset!
Enjoy the week ahead!