First of all, what is mindfulness? Basically, is living in the present and truly enjoying the little things in life. It means being aware of your thoughts, feelings, body sensations and accepting them without judgment.
Being mindful has many benefits. It can help reduce anxiety, better connections with other people, understanding yourself more and can improve your life and happiness.
There are many ways to be mindful. Here I’m going to share some ways to be more mindful in your everyday life:
Take your time to eat instead of rushing through it. Focus on the look, smell and taste of your food. Avoid distractions and be fully present when you eat.
Visualize washing away your negative thoughts and concentrate on the feeling of the water on your skin.
Being grateful can change your whole perspective on life. Being grateful helps you come back to the moment by focusing on everything that you have instead of everything that you don’t have. You start to focus on positive thoughts and let go your fearful, anxious brain pattern.
Before going to sleep, try to write 3 things you’ve really appreciated from the day.
🚶♀️Be aware of your body
Pay attention to the way your body moves, what you can touch and feel. Reset your posture each time you sit down, gently straightening the back.
🌲Spend more time in nature
Spending time in nature can totally change your mood. Go hiking, go to a park or forest and notice everything around you, all the sounds. Find a peaceful spot where you can sit down and write whatever you’re feeling. Or sit in a quiet place for a while and simply “be”.
💆Focus on your breath
Sit comfortably, feel your feet firmly grounded on the floor, your back straight and hands on your lap. Focus on the breathing for a while. Do this at least once a day.
Try to be aware of your breath as often as you can during the day. Focusing your attention on your breath brings you back to the now.
☕Do one thing at a time
You can’t be fully present in the moment if you’re multitasking. Stop doing everything at the same time and instead concentrate on one task at hand.
We do many things on autopilot during the day without really being present for them. For example, the next time you make your coffee in the morning, try to be fully present. Focus on the smell, the taste. Take your time to do things instead of rushing through them.
Being mindful helps you to slow down and stop rushing. To stop thinking on the past but focusing on the present. You’ll see amazing results on your mood, mindset, stress levels and relationships.
I hope you enjoyed these tips. If you have any please share in the comments. See you next time 💕