A Mindful Autumn Bucket List

  • Read a book about mindfulness
  • Eat an entire meal in silence — pay attention to the act of eating and to the taste of the food
  • Go for a walk — with no iPhone, no music…. just pay attention
  • Get a mindfulness colouring book and spend an afternoon colouring
  • Watch Inside Out
  • Start a gratitude journal — and write in it once a week
  • Try a 45-minute meditation session
  • Take a 24-hour technology detox — no phone, Internet, TV, etc.
  • Declare a Day of Kindness and volunteer, engage in random acts of kindness, smile at people you see, and make people’s days
  • Teach a mindfulness practice to your kids
  • Forgive someone for something (maybe yourself?)
  • Practice mindful walking
  • Change a daily activity — brush your teeth with your non-dominant hand, drive a different route to work, sit in a different spot in your morning meeting…. Go wild!
  • Put on some music and dance — just move however your body wants to move
  • Practice lovingkindness
  • Take a class — art, painting, drumming, dance, tai chi
  • Make a list of the things you love about yourself
  • Do a 30-minute body scan meditation
  • Declutter an area in your house that’s driving you crazy
  • Make a mind jar
  • Watch a sunrise
  • Make a list of the top 10 things that help YOU reduce stress — and post it somewhere you will see it every day
  • Create a meditation space or a calm-down space in your home
  • Visit a local meditation centre
  • Meditate outside
  • Add a “good news only” outlet to your Facebook feed
  • Practice mindful conversation with someone


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