Mindful Monday: time to take a deep breath and stop. running. around.! Gigot is here with some Mindful inspiration. Introducing today: Tälja.
Tälja is a woodworking kit, containing a knife, some wood, sanding paper, oil, and instructions. You can carve for instant your own butter knife, as seen pictured above. Looks pretty charming, ay?
Tälja does not just want you to carve your own knife though, it’s all about creative meditation. Woodworking is the perfect way to stop brooding and focus on all there is here and right now: the carving. It’s almost impossible to think about anything else, if not to say very dangerous, when holding a sharp knife like that.
As with any DIY project, making something with your hands can be so deeply satisfying. Tälje can be used when taking a coffee break at your office, or turn off the tv at night and carve some knives instead. Handmade Christmas presents everyone?
If you need some serious downtime though, leave your cellphone at home and take your knife with you into the wilderness, as seen here. Would this not just melt the stress away? Happy Mindful Monday!