4 Tips for Everyday Mindfulness

Mindfulness is vital to leading a happy and fulfilled life. In this article, we will look at four actionable things you can do to achieve mindfulness in everyday life.

What Is Mindfulness?

Before we start, let’s take a look at the definition of Mindfulness:

Mindfulness

noun
1. the state or quality of being mindful or aware of something.
2. Psychology.
A. a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them:
The practice of mindfulness can reduce stress and physical pain. the mental state maintained by the use of this technique.

B. Mindfulness is about being aware of our own body and feelings, our environment and being aware of others both physically and mentally.
Source: Dictionary.com 

 

Finding Mindfulness In Everyday Life

Being mindful is all about stepping back and asking yourself questions before you act or say anything. Take a minute, breathe and look around you.

 

  1. Be aware of your surroundings:

    What can you see?
    What colors do you first notice?
    What can you smell?
    Where should you focus all your attention?


  2. When engaged in a conversation, try to focus your full attention on the person you are talking to:
    What are they looking for?
    What is the reaction they are hoping for?
    How can you improve their day or their situation?


  3. Bring more mindfulness to your work and quit being distracted, stop and ask yourself:
    What matters the most about this work?
    How can I fufil this task more effiecently?
    How can I connect with the part of this job that matters the most?
    What is the bigger picture that I am working towards?


  4. Unplug. turn off your phone, TV, music, and electronics. Take 30 minutes to yourself, time to think about:
    What’s really important in life?
    What you truly grateful for?
    Who is important to you, how can you make them happy?
    What makes you happy, where should your primary focus be?

Mindfulness matters.

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