If you are someone who wishes to incorporate some good habits into your daily life but does not know how to be more mindful?
Then you have reached the right place.
In this excerpt below, we will be giving you some of the simplest ways of being more mindful.
Why Being Mindful Is Important
In this day and age of the internet, we are so consumed with the digital world that we have forgotten how to be a part of reality. Mindful practices will teach you to be a part of this world as well.
1. Meditate Or Simply Close Your Eyes
Mediation is the first activity we would advise you if you are planning to practice mindfulness from today. However, when it comes to meditation, it is not that easy to get a hold of it.
With our depleting attention span, to even sit for five minutes and focus just on our breathing and our other body parts is difficult. However, you do not have to be a pro at mediation if you wish to be mindful. Here is a very simple technique.
Stop everything that you are doing at this moment, and close your eyes. Or, you can keep your eyes open in this activity. Now, focus on the surroundings, try to capture each sound, and just be present for the next five minutes.
2. Have A Digital Detox
A digital detox is a must-have with the amount we consume almost every day. Yes, it could be for the purpose of work or leisure. However, if you look around, there are so many other items that you can try. Plus, too many options ruin the significance of one thing anyway.
It is only through a digital detox you can bring back the treasures of watching a movie for the first time, no binging, just mindfully taking the content in. Or read a book in the afternoon with a hot cup of coffee.
Anything which doesn't make you stick your eyes on the screen all the time. You can even download the books and movies beforehand from pirate bay for free.
3. Spend Time In Nature
Even if you spend ten minutes in nature, you will see a big change in your behavior. That is what nature does to us. The Vitamin E from the sunlight, the fresh air, the chirping of the morning birds, or the call of the cricket at night. Everything will be like medicine to your worn-out soul.
This is why you need to be out in nature more often. If you are planning to practice mindfulness, the best activity is to put your phone on vibration, place it in your pocket and forget that they exist.
Then simply walk through the simple wilderness of nature and take what it has to offer without any interruption.
4. Eat Mindfully
We always seem to gulp down food without even thinking. The lack of time is a nuisance, but when you are home at night cooking yourself a simple dinner, you can always consume the food mindfully.
This gives you a chance to understand what you are eating and make healthy alternative decisions for the junk. Being mindful of your good habits will steer you towards healthy living.
You will subconsciously be more into cooking more meals rather than just getting greasy takeouts.
5. Write Down Your Thoughts
No, we are not asking you to journal. Because the moment someone hears the term journal, it begins to sound like a task to them. You do not even have to schedule a time for it. However, whenever you are having a period of overthinking, and the thoughts are overwhelming, simply take a deep breath and jot them down.
Anywhere which is convenient for you, it could simply be the notes application on your phone. Once you read these obsessive thoughts again, you will understand how unreasonable they were.
Take Time For Yourself!
No matter how busy you are, self-care is never a matter of compromise. Take time out for yourself, and do not spend time scrolling through other people's life (Social media) during this time.
Be mindful during this time, and be there for yourself!