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✨ Set three daily goals. This is a manageable number and allows you the time and mental energy needed to focus on them mindfully and thoroughly.
✨ If your body is tense throughout the day, take a moment to relax. Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, and unclench your jaw.
✨ Create a tea or coffee ritual. All you really need to do is slow down. Pay attention to what you are doing and savor the taste.
✨ Have a mindful bath. Take a time out, turn the lights down. Let the water flow over your body and focus on the sensations and warmth you feel.
✨ Stand up and breathe. Feel your connection to the earth.
✨ Simply observe. Lift your eyes and take in your surroundings. Observe something in your environment that is pleasant and be grateful for it and its beauty.
✨ Set a timer for 60 seconds and focus solely on your breathing. Notice how it sound and how your body feels.
✨ Keep a daily journal. Focus on sensory details and write as a passive observer. This will help to limit any judgment when you check in with your emotions and thoughts.
✨ Take a deep breath and close your eyes. Mentally list 5 things you feel grateful for. This can shift your thoughts from negative to positive.
✨Focus on the moment. A basic tip is to stop comparing the present with the past and focus on what is happening at the moment. It could be as simple as focusing your attention on a task you are doing.
✨ Smile in the mirror. This may seem ridiculous, but it has many benefits to your well-being. It slows the heart, relaxes the body, and releases hormones to counteract stress.
✨ Walking is very calming on the body, mind, and spirit. Start by finding a suitable location. Observe the environment around you, stop and focus on the trees, the foliage, and the ground you are walking on.
✨ Think of the things you can do for others; even small acts of kindness can improve your relationships and enhance your compassion.
✨ Find a quiet place, sit comfortably, close your eyes and open yourself to the sensations of your 5 senses. Listen to the sounds, let your mind focus on the listening.
✨ Close your eyes and take long, deep breaths. Imagine yourself walking on the beach. Use all of your senses; feel the sun, listen to the sounds of the waves and touch the warm sand. Stay here as long as your like, immerse yourself in the experience.
✨ Instead of judging what someone is saying, mindfully listen to them, and give attention to what is being said.
✨ Break down your work periods into 25-minute intervals. This increases productivity by focusing intensely your attention on a task for a short period of time.
✨ You may find that you hurry through meals without savoring the flavors. Learn to use all your senses to experience food.
I hope these mindfulness tips inspire you to find new and creative ways to remain focused and centered without allowing intrusive thoughts, worries, or fears to permeate your mind. Remember to have an open mind, start small, be patient, and be consistent.