Mindfulness is something that is talked about a lot lately, but it can be a little confusing or sound a little complicated if you let it. But when you break it all down, it really is anything buy. Mindfulness is all about paying closer attention to something in a particular way, and being conscious and more present in what you do. When you are more mindful in your life, then it really can be something that can benefit your life and make a difference to how you feel. So here are some tips to be more mindful in your life; you can keep it simple.
Mindfulness during regular activities
If you want to make being mindful more of your everyday life, then you need to bring it to different aspects of your regular life. When you are doing it with your regular activities, then it does make a difference. For example, one thing that you can do is just simply eat your breakfast. Being more mindful when doing so is all about just doing that, rather than watching the TV and scrolling through your social media feed at the same time. Hone in on sounds, thoughts, and sights as you do so, and it can be a great way to start your day off.
Let your mind wander
Naturally, your brain and thoughts can wander, but that is a good thing, and sometimes, it needs to happen more often as we can get caught up in busy lives. If you have a particularly busy brain, then it can be something that is an asset. There has been research into it that has shown that when we are more mindful and let out mind wander a little, and then we notice that has happened and bring our minds back, so to speak, it can actually have benefit.
Create Healthy Habits
If you are creating some healthy habits, then it can be really positive in your life and can help your mental health in a really important way. Healthy habits can consume your life, in a positive way, as they will become part of your routine, like exercising and cooking healthy meals. But if you allow bad habits to creep into your life can also take over your life, but in a really negative way. As a result, it could lead to needing to go to a substance abuse treatment center if things get out of control. So filling your days with some mindfulness and things that you can do to establish healthy habits is really important.
Learn to meditate
On a similar note, one of the best things that you can do to bring mindfulness into your life, and help you to have better mental health overall, is to learn to meditate. As an example, you can’t just decide that you want to speak French, if you don’t know the language; you have to learn. The same thing goes for mindfulness. If you want to be more mindful, then you need to know how; you have to learn. Meditation is a great place to start, and can be done with an app or online tutorial to help you.
How do you take a moment to be mindful each day? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!