Fall is here! One of my favorite ways to be mindful in everyday life is to watch the falling leaves. Trying to fit a mindfulness meditation practice among the hustle and bustle of everyday routine can be a challenge. It’s about finding a lifestyle that suites you.
Whether its taking 30 seconds or 30 mins of your day, its important to take the experience off a chair and out into the world. Mindful routines help you live in the present moment. Sometimes we get caught up with getting the kids ready for school, running between meetings, and coming home from a long day of work. There’s always a need to be focused on the present moment.
Here’s some tips on how you can get started on your mindful meditation:
When was the last time you recall just appreciating nature? Take a moment to stroll at the closest park and smell the crisp air. You’ll appreciate the peacefulness and tranquility of the scenery. While your walking, wash out the negative thoughts from your mind and open your senses – focus on the now.
Practice Yoga and Meditation
Yoga has proven to relax the muscles and calm the mind. Some key yoga technique includes a steady breathing. Close your eyes and inhale the positive energy to your body. Hold it for 5 seconds then exhale all of the negative energy out of your body. Try this breathing exercise for 30 mins of your day. You will feel a lot more calmer and attuned to your thoughts.
Sip Some Coffee (or Tea) and Write Your Thoughts
Believe it or not, writing has a therapeutic benefit that reduces stress. Start by writing everyday on your notebook or laptop about your ambitions and goals. Writing helps sort out our priorities and help us focus on the present moment. Was there ever a time you wanted to get a task done but lost midway in completing them? Writing your thoughts on paper will bring you back to finishing your tasks – no matter how big or small.
There are many more creative ways for you to achieve mindful moments. The following tips will help you get started. Mindfulness is a technique that can be learned if you practice this skill. The tricky part is remembering to do it often. Once you’ve mastered the skill of mindfulness, your body and mind will naturally start to unwind. Try these tips out and see for yourself!