It’s easy to adapt a common practice in secular mindfulness — the STOP practice — for Christian mindfulness. You really only need to change one aspect … the P … adding a process that also starts with P.
Here we go:
S for Stop what you are doing, saying or thinking.
T for Take a deep breath. Or three.
O for Observe what is happening. Inside and out.
P for Pray for direction and Proceed with a kind heart.
The STOP practice is basic as it allows you to return mindfully to the present moment and seek the presence of God there. For you are a reactor by nature, STOP will help you to respond thoughtfully and in alignment with God’s will.
For more information about how Christian mindfulness exercises are different, click here.