Don't cheat and stop watching before the blades are still!
If your mind is chatting away... what is it saying? Is it complaining? Is it saying things like...
What a strange exercise!
My suggestion is to see if you can touch that place that Jimmy Buffet sings about, while watching his daughter, "Little Miss Magic." See if you, too, can once again be "amazed by the blades of the fan on the ceiling!"
Again, I want to stress that there are no right or wrong answers or outcomes. This is an exercise designed first to help you become aware of what your mind is doing and second if your mind is chatty..... to become aware of what it is saying.
If you are feeling especially introspective, you could follow up by asking yourself why your mind might be saying those things. For example, if your mind tells you, "I don't have time for this!" You could ask yourself why your mind is not willing to give you 3 minutes to do an exercise without also adding on some guilt! Whatever the outcome, trust that it will be just right for you!
As always, I would love to hear your comments in the section below.
Keep it simple!