Mindfulness Clock

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Introduction: Mindfulness Clock

About: I work in the mental health field as therapist in a residential treatment program. I also have a duel career in health and wellness doing massage and personal exercise training. My hobbies which spill over in…

Tick, Tock, tick, tock. We are all slaves to time ticking by. This constantly watching master tells us to hurry up. It reminds us how little time we have left. But while we are watching the clock, calculating, life is slipping by unnoticed. In the words of Ferris Bueller "Life moves pretty fast, if you stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

This is a clock that reminds you that it is now, no matter when you look at the clock, it is now, right now. Enjoy it!

I know this is a super simple instuctable and if you are the least bit creative (as everyone on this site is) you can recreate a better clock than mine just by looking at this one picture but I thought I would share my project that I made and show you the steps anyway. Perhaps reading it you will be inspired.

Step 1: Remove the "hands"

Take the hands off, careful not to destroy them too much. Different clocks may require tools, this one just pulled right off.

Step 2: Add "mindfulness Time"

Add the word "NOW" or "Breathe" or any other thing that reminds you to be in the present moment.

Step 3: Glue the Hands

Glue the hands on the bottom of the clock face as if they have fallen off and landed that way. You could also toss them if you prefer the clock face empty. My clock is not very nice or interesting so I felt it needed the hands at the bottom.

Step 4: Breathe

There you have it. A three step art project that takes no time at all. Use the extra time to enjoy right now.

I would love to see others make this and share photos.

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3 Comments

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

1 year ago

This. Is. Terrifying.

I think this clock does, in part, capture some of the urgency, and awesomeness, of the present moment.

I was trying to think what to compare it to, and was I reminded of a scene, in the first chapter of Atlas Shrugged, (I think it was the first chapter) in which a character feels a sense of unease, after glancing at a large public clock, that also indicated what day it was. He felt uneasy because the clock reminded him of some proverb or cliche, but he could not consciously remember the words. Something to do with time, obviously.

Of course the phrase he was trying to remember was:

"Your days are numbered."

;-)

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CyberJaws
CyberJaws

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks.