Practice Being Mindful

There is a VERY BIG difference to being ‘mindful‘ compared to ‘mind full

I practice mindfulness because I know it gives me that ‘I can totally handle this even though everything is burning to the ground’ mindset. The only problem is that mindfulness isn’t always straightforward or easy to do. The hardest part is simply remembering to be mindful.

 

It’s easy to forget about mindfulness because of the craziness of our daily schedules…but that’s exactly when we need mindfulness. After all, mindfulness helps us make our days more calm and less stressful.

 

Struggling with mindfulness yourself? Here are five tips to make mindfulness easier so you can to integrate it into your daily life!

 

  1. CREATE OBVIOUS REMINDERS

Make mindfulness easier by reminding yourself often. This could be through reminders on your phone telling you to be mindful or post-it notes left in places you’ll look frequently. You could even use something like a physical object to remind you to be mindful. For example, if there’s a candle you like, you can tell yourself to be present in the moment whenever you light it.

 

  1. MAKE IT A PRACTICE

Another way to make mindfulness easier is through a regular practice. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, or another form of mindfulness, getting into a routine will make mindfulness a whole lot easier. I find that using an app for meditation also makes this less daunting.

 

  1. REDUCE THE NOISE

In order to get more mindful, it’s important to remove the constant noise that distracts you from the present moment. I’m talking about all of the social media accounts you follow that don’t add any value to your life. Go on an unfollowing spree and give your brain a break from anything that causes you to compare yourself to others, doubt your self-worth, or grinds your gears. You can also unsubscribe from all of the newsletters you *magically* got subscribed to using unroll.me. (I honestly just unsubscribed to 114 companies that I no longer want to get emails from, best website evvvvvvvvver!)

 

  1. GET ON-BOARD WITH GRATITUDE

Taking some time each day to write what you’re grateful for is a great way to add more mindfulness into your routine. Try writing down three things you’re grateful for before you go to bed and when you wake up in the morning. Not only does this help shift a negative mindset, it also means you’re taking time to be more mindful about what’s good in your life.

 

  1. INTENTIONALLY PLAN YOUR DAY

Combine productivity and mindfulness by intentionally planning out your day.  One way to do this is to choose the top three things that must get done today. These are the things that are going to add the most value and purpose to your day. By doing this, you are being more mindful about your priorities, and you’re less likely to get distracted because you know exactly what you need to do.

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

38 thoughts on “Practice Being Mindful

  1. Stepping away from Social Media is HUGE when shutting off the noise. Last year I underwent a liberating 6 months away from all social media, I spoke to real life people! That said, I’m crushing the blog and getting to know you and others, again… Gratitude played a large part in meeting new clients and friends… Just knocked out 80 Pushups, time to kick it…

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      1. For sure, you may find it easier with a well-documented daily routine, whether online or off.
        I’ve not perfected mine, but working a little each day and revamping my routine to get it better set for my life, helps.

        Elite warriors, as well as professional Top Dawgs, use routines so precisely that they even factor in their bathroom breaks, sounds crazy but this structure provides extreme confidence, knowing exactly what is to be done and when.

        Not that extreme yet, but it helps when I exercise, read and stay in touch with my readers and clients online.

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      1. I’m finishing up my blogging tutorials now so that leaves me less time for social media. Though, still considered social, teaching new bloggers brings me more structure. It’s time to set new social goals and maybe even a calendar. Thanks, for the props, Flightministries. Stay active.

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  2. This post came up at just the right time. I clearly wasn’t being mindful enough when I misplaced my phone in my own house this morning and have yet to find it 24 hours later. that’s what happen when you try to rush through things without paying attention to your surroundings. Clearly learnt my lesson to be more mindful after this.
    >.<

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