Mindfulness happens when we pay attention to our everyday lives in a more deliberate way. When we are mindful, we are more present in our lives. But how can we bring more mindfulness to our lives? There are several ways we can accomplish this.
1. Bring mindfulness to mundane everyday activities.
If you bring a certain level of intention and awareness to everyday tasks like taking a shower, brushing your teeth, doing the dishes, and walking into your job, you will find that you are easily able to be more mindful in your everyday life.
2. Practice being mindful when you are waiting.
Standing in line at the grocery store may seem like a frustrating time of waiting. Waiting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office may also be something you hate doing. Instead of sitting on your phone, scrolling through social media, try to just be present and mindful. Take a deep breath in. Take a deep breath out. Just be.
3. Use a mantra to remind you to be mindful.
When your mind starts to wander, start using a mantra. You could say to yourself “breathe in, breathe out,” or “God is, I am”. Mantras can be great tools to anchor ourselves into mindful presence.
4. Meditate daily.
One of the best ways to introduce more mindfulness into our lives is to meditate every day. Even if you just take five-minute meditation breaks throughout the day, this will really help your overall sense of calmness and tranquility. And you will be less likely to get bogged down with stress.
We can always use more mindfulness in our days and in our lives. Use some of these practices to bring more mindfulness to your life. You will be pleasantly surprised by the results. And you will be amazed to find how much better life really is.