‘Mindful’ seems to be the word of our current times.
But what exactly does it mean?
It means focussing on the present moment, your activity, your emotion, your thought, your reaction, rather than worrying about what might happen or constantly replaying past events.
Mindfulness allows you to appreciate and enjoy the present, which assists you to become aware and helps you concentrate, it provides some clarity, and reduces stress and anxiety.
Mindfulness takes practice. It is very easy to slip into familiar ways of thinking, so approach it task by task, starting simply with something like your morning routine. Instead of brushing your teeth whilst whizzing through the lounge straightening cushions and picking up toys, stop and brush your teeth with purpose, think about what you’re doing, how you’re doing it, be aware of each area as you brush.
Then do the same for your next task. This is mindfulness.
In today’s world it is so easy to become ‘mind full’ rather than ‘mindful’, and oh my, doesn’t that cause your stress levels to rise?
Today, try a little mindfulness and see how much calmer you feel ❤