Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
Here are 5 Tips to tune into mindfulness:
- Start with a Purpose
Ask yourself when you’re still in bed, What is my intention for today? And during the day, check in with yourself.
- Enjoy Every Mouthful
Breathe before eating and eat according to your hunger. Experience the taste, flavors, textures, and be thankful for this meal.
- Slow down your brain
It’s estimated that 95% of our behavior runs on autopilot. The more we activate the slow brain, the stronger it gets.
- Activate Your Muscles
Whatever the physical activity, you can move and breathe in a way that shifts you from feeling busy and distracted to feeling strong and capable. Shop our home fitness products
- Engage with the person you are with
Even if you are speaking over the phone, Try closing your eyes to block out other distractions, so you can be fully present in the moment.
The goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional, and physical processes.
As you spend time practicing mindfulness, you’ll probably find yourself feeling kinder, calmer, and more patient. Over the last 30 years this practice has been thoroughly researched and successfully implemented in hospitals, businesses, education and the military.