Practicing Mindfulness

What is Mindful Living?

Mindfulness is a state of active attention on the present where you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings before making a decision. When you bring yourself into this state of awareness you are allowing yourself to be aware of your purpose which results in making healthier decisions for yourself without dwelling on the past or anticipating the future.

1. Set up some quiet time




You don't need any special equipment to work
on your mindfulness; you just need a few minutes to set aside everyday. The goal to the practice of mindfulness is often misinterpreted, the goal is not to quiet the mind or to achieve a state of complete relaxation although this is can happen over time. The goal is to focus on the present moment including letting any judgements be acknowledged but not dwelled on.





2. Observe the present moment

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You might be asking yourself; how am I supposed to only focus on the present moment? We can easily get carried with our thoughts but the point of practicing this is to catch yourself and gently return back to the present moment without judging yourself in the process. There is no right way or wrong way to practice mindfulness, it's based off of what you need personally, so remember to be kind to your wandering mind!








3. Practice in your day to day activities



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Whether you're eating, walking or even working you can find ways to engrave mindfulness in your day to day life.  Next time you sit down to eat, even if it's just a snack instead of being on your phone focus on the food you're eating, this will help you be aware of what you're putting into your body. Everyone everyday walks at some point so why not use that time to benefit your mental health? You can drop your gaze down to maintain focus while you're walking which will also help to feel the sensation from the ground beneath you. If you've been practicing for awhile you can begin to bring your mindfulness to work with you. While working you can prioritize your work load by giving one task your complete attention without worrying about your other tasks for the day. Mindfulness is a lifestyle that can benefit every aspect of your life, there's no day like today to start!











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