How Mindfulness can help you Visualize the Life you Want

In our fast-paced urban lives, who doesn’t want to reduce stress levels, increase happiness and find more balance all at the same time? It is possible!

Surprised?

It’s true.

Everyone is trying to create the life they dream of. But in the wrong way!

If deadlines, targets, meetings and material possessions are drowning you, then something is definitely wrong with your way of defining life’s success.

Read on, if you are facing trouble experiencing the relationship, the job, the success or the life you desire.

The first and the most important step to creating the life you want is to cut the clutter that fogs your mind and prevents you from visualizing the parts of your life, the way you want them to be. This is where mindfulness comes to your rescue.

Mindfulness allows you to be in the present moment and look at ‘What Is’. This is different from your current setting where we often look at ‘what it is not’, ‘what I do not have’, ‘what might have been’, ‘what is missing’, ‘what is wrong’ and so on.

Simply pressing pause and looking at ‘what is’ puts you in a position of control rather than simply be a victim of your circumstances, which is frequently the cause of all our stress and troubles.

Practicing mindfulness not only allows you to look at and appreciate the present moment, it also allows you to decide what to do with it. For instance, you are wondering why your co-worker said something. Right now, you wonder whether it was because something you said, or if s/he felt offended, what do they have on their mind, and a hundred other questions. This creates stress and clutters your mind. Mindfulness gives you the power to pause, observe your thoughts and emotions and choose your response to them, instead of just playing puppet to them.

Once you are ‘in the present moment’ and observing non-judgmentally, you can prevent stress. When you have learnt to keep stress at bay, you can focus on creating the life you want to live now!

Nick Palladino teaches students and clients how to reduce stress, to increase happiness and to elevate health through yoga, wellness coaching and strength training.

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