Quiet Quest Day 12 – Mindfulness – Folding Washing


My washing basket is like Mary Poppin’s handbag – the contents within it are never ending.

Once a load is washed it often sits in a heap along with previous loads for an extended period of time (if I’m honest it can be weeks) until it finally makes it way back to a wardrobe or drawer – folded if it’s lucky.

If and when washing is folded  – it is only ever done while watching T.V or a movie. I don’t actually even consider doing it unless I have something to distract me at the same time.

Enter Quiet Quest.

Yup, tonight I will be spending my quiet 30 minutes folding the 4 loads of washing on my bed. Silently and mindfully.

Similar to my previous posts on walking, eating and tea drinking, mindfulness is the practice of purposefully focusing your attention on the present moment. Regular practice of mindfulness can relieve stress, lower blood pressure and improve sleep.

Another person who will be benefit from tonight’s practice will be my mum – she is under the impression that I save my washing for her to do on her weekly visit – which is absolutely not true although very much appreciated!

Time to unplug and get folding.



To support this great cause, you can donate here: http://quietquest.gofundraise.com.au/page/LaurenF

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will be issued with a Tax Invoice receipt via email as soon as you make a donation.

30 minutes of quiet each day gives you is a great way to relax, reflect and give your nervous system a rest so it’s not a bad idea to consider becoming a Quiet Quester yourself or inviting your friends to be become a Quiet Quest team: http://www.quietquest.com.au.

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


2 thoughts on “Quiet Quest Day 12 – Mindfulness – Folding Washing

  1. I never realised that all these years I have been practising ‘mindfulness’ myself….when I clean, cook, wash and tidy my abode, I just focus on the job on hand and switch off from all the other ‘noise’ of life. I’m very pleased Lon that you are following in my footsteps and THANK YOU for folding all that washing! I love you, Mum xx

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