Have you ever been told to be more mindful, did you know what they were talking about if you have been? Mindfulness is the art of being present, focusing on one thing at a time and allows your brain to take a much-needed break. This article touches on 11 different ways in which you can harness this practice and use it in your daily life, such as being honest with yourself about how you feel and centering yourself with deep breathing techniques.
- Pay attention when you first start to feel tired or overworked, and avoid the tendency to just dismiss this feeling as unimportant and push on.
- Seriously examine whether you are too busy or need to rebalance your life, and be willing to invest time in “just being.”
- Make lists of both “things to do” and “time for me,” and of the former is too long relative to the latter, try to rebalance things.
“Mindfulness, which is being in the present moment with total awareness, helps us be more conscious of how much we’re doing, and when we find ourselves over-extended, or stressed about how busy we are, we bring ourselves into the present moment with clarity, and decide that we need to stop, or make a change in our life that’s healthier for us.”