Being Mindful can make a huge impact in our daily lives. But how do we practice mindfulness?
How do we become more mindful in our daily life?
If you want to improve your life, but don’t know where to start, mindfulness has many possibilities that can turn your life around and improve your life to the fullest.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a huge buzzword these days. It represents a state of living in the moment. Nowadays with so many technological innovations at our disposal, it’s easy to get distracted and overwhelmed.
However, once we learn to become more mindful in our daily lives, we will become more self-aware to the physical world around us.
Mindfulness has incredible benefits not only to our physical well-being but it can also decrease anxiety, stress, and produce greater productivity.
Most of us often think that being mindful requires a special activity like yoga or meditation. Yes, those activities are important, but there are also many other simple ways you can be mindful in your daily life.
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1.Stretching and breathing techniques.
Practice at least 10 minutes of stretching and focus on your breathing first thing in the morning. This will help you improve your flexibility and increase your energy throughout the day.
2. Drink more water.
After stretching and breathing, make sure to drink a glass of water. Your body has gone all night without water consumption, so make sure to hydrate yourself in the morning and continue throughout the day.
Keep your favorite water bottle with you all day so you won’t forget to hydrate yourself.
3. Enjoy your food.
Chew your food slowly and savor every taste. Avoid rushing and just swallowing without chewing your food.
It’s simple and obvious, but sometimes we forget something as simple as this due to our hectic schedules.
4. Be grateful.
Write down three things you are thankful for each day. It will bring a positive vibe throughout your day.
Being grateful will mindful reminds you that there is always something to be thankful about no matter how hard life is.
5. Write down three things that you want to make a priority for that day.
First thing in the morning, write what are your priorities for the day so you will be less likely to get caught up in some mindless clutter.
6. Listen to music.
Listen to music that nourishes you and moves rather than depletes your heart and mind. Listen to music that will help your mind relax rather than spending mindless chatter time on your screen.
7. Write a daily positive journal.
Practice writing a daily journal that captures the positive aspects of your daily reflections that will give you a purpose in life.
The more you do it, the more you will create an amazing record of your life that will give valuable perspective in your life.
8. Mindfully ask yourself with “What’s working right now?”
No matter how difficult things may seem in your life, mindfully remind yourself that there is always something that’s going right.
Mindfully remind yourself that there’s always a light at the end of each tunnel.
9. Put your phone in airplane mode when you’re at church or in meetings.
Free yourself from distractions on your smartphone so you can be fully present when you are in meetings or at church.
10. Learn to slow down.
Take a moment and stop to smell the fresh air, the roses, or just a few minutes to remind yourself that there are simple things that you can appreciate. Then you will be mindful about small things and the abundance and beauty that life has to offer.
11. Take a few minutes’ walk after lunch.
Take your lunch away from your desk and take a few minutes to walk instead of taking more time to look at your social media.
Your body and brain needs and deserves a little break. Use this little time mindfully instead.
12. Get outside.
Appreciate the beauty of the nature. No matter what’s the weather like, learn to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors regardless of your scenery. Be mindfully and spend a few minutes walking outdoors.
13. Let someone know how much you appreciate them.
Appreciate the small things in life. If someone did something for you, let them know how much you appreciate them even if it’s just something small.
14. Call, text, or email an old friend.
Connecting with an old friend will not only make you happy at the present moment, but it will also warm their hearts and yours.
15. Eat healthy.
Eat wholesome fresh food and avoid processed foods. Whole fresh food will give you more energy throughout the day and allow you to focus better on the task at hand.
16. Stop comparing yourself to others.
Avoid the trap of comparing your life to others. Sometimes scrolling through social media and viewing the lives of others can have a negative effect on the mind.
When we see the lives of our peers or influencers, we often think and ask ourselves “Why they are there and Why am I here?”
Consistent comparison can create stress on our minds and makes us think we are not good enough. We have to mindfully remind ourselves that every person’s life is different and we all have different paths to follow.
Instead of comparing yourself to others, be mindfully happy for them. Be happy for others success and make it an inspiration for achieving your own success.
17. Make time for digital detox.
Make time for yourself and take a break away from your gadgets and technology. The most mindful people know when it’s time to take a step back and give themselves a break from technology.
18. Walk mindfully and with intention.
Nowadays, technology consumes us in almost everything we do, even when we are walking or commuting to our destination.
Try to tune in to your surroundings rather than keeping your eyes glued to your smartphone. You never know what life has to offer or what a beautiful and interesting thing you might stumble upon.
18. Learn to say “NO.”
Learning to say NO is never easy; however, it’s a crucial step to stay mindful of yourself. It’s essential to make time for your self-care and self-love. Clear your calendars and know when it’s time to make yourself a priority.
19. Live in the present moment.
Don’t stress yourself out too much about the future, instead live and enjoy the present moment.
Mindfulness is all about knowing what life has to offer in the present moment. So give yourself permission to stop stressing and worrying about the birthday party in the next few days or meetings three days from now.
20. Practice minimalism.
Decluttering your space of things that no longer serve a purpose for you is an incredible exercise in mindfulness. Focus on the things that matters most and their purpose in the present.
Learn more about Minimalism from the famous book by Marie Kondo.
21. Focus on things one at a time.
In this fast paced world, we are guilty of multitasking. Next time you go to work out, leave your gadgets at home and focus on your exercise routine.
By not having your gadget there to distract you, you will be able to focus on your training without scrolling through your playlist to find that one great song to listen to while you exercise.
22. Listen mindfully.
How often do you actively and mindfully listen to the people around you?
Put your phone down when you’re having a conversation with your loved one or to the people around you.
Connect to the present moment by giving your full attention to whoever you’re speaking to. You will likely remember more details from the conversation and in turn you will feel more valued.
23. Learn to release your emotions with mindfulness.
Take a deep breath and release what you feel at the moment. It doesn’t have to be aggressive. When you take deep breaths you will be able to release your emotions calmly.
It’s okay to feel a strong and intense emotion, but just remember to let it go in order to feel better at the present moment.
24. Learn when it’s time to take a break.
Learn when it’s time to give yourself a break and unwind from a toxic and busy schedule. A short break will refresh you mentally. It will be easier to focus on your task or projects once you’re back.
These are easy and obvious things to do to become more mindful in our daily lives. However, we often forget that the simple things in life can make a huge impact in our daily lives.
What’s the simple and easy thing you do to become more mindful in your daily life?
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