Whenever we focus too much, either on the past or on the future, it causes stress and anxiety. What can bring happiness and peace is the present moment awareness and the best tool to do that is Mindfulness. It brings focus and clarity, improving overall well-being.
In mindfulness, we learn how to acknowledge the present moment thoughts and emotions, without judging them. The good news is that you don’t have to be a guru to practice mindfulness and reap its benefits.
Here are some easy yet highly effective ways to practice mindfulness in your everyday life.
In mindfulness meditation, the primary focus is on the breath. Simply noticing how you inhale and exhale can help us stay mindful.
Whenever you feel yourself stressed or your mind wandering during an important task, just draw in one deep breath of air. Conscious breathing is the fastest way of bringing our awareness to the present moment and improving mindfulness.
Yes, it is that simple. Go for a walk. To further add to mindfulness, become aware of every step. Observe how your feet lift up and touch the ground. Notice how the muscles in your toes and legs help you move forward.
Quiet is one of the golden keys to mindfulness. Take advantage of silence. Silence gives you the space and clarity to have an internal dialogue.
Wonder at the way your mind wanders. When someone else is talking, focus on their words, instead of thinking what to say next. Expand this awareness to all of your interactions. You will not only become mindful but also empathetic.