The Five Senses Activity
Objective: The goal of this exercise is to practice being aware in the present moment throughout the day.
It is simply a guide to help you focus on the five senses.
5.) Notice five things that you can see.
Search around and bring your attention to five things you might not normally notice. Choose something you wouldn’t ordinarily pay attention to, like a clock or coat rack.
4.) Notice four things that you can feel.
Bring your awareness to four things you are currently feeling, like different textures or objects nearby.
3.) Notice three things that you can hear.
Try to tune in to the sounds of your surroundings. What can you hear in the background?
2.) Notice two things that you can smell.
Tune your senses into smells you might usually gloss over, whether they’re pleasant or unpleasant.
1.) Notice one thing that you can taste.
Focus on one thing you can taste right now, in this moment. Think about the last thing you ate.