You may have heard the term “being mindful” with regard to lowering stress and creating a happier life and, you may have wondered how can that help my stress management?
Let’s look at the definition;
1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
"they're mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition"
2. a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
Basically, you live each moment to the fullest, no matter what you are doing.
Don’t just look… observe all of your surroundings and notice the colors, smells and sounds.
Don’t just chew and swallow… taste the meal you created and try and guess the spices used or the ingredients.
Don’t just sleep… dream and dream big even if it seems like your desires and dreams seem too good to be true.
Don’t just think…feel all your emotions that come into your thoughts. Showing your vulnerability will make you a stronger and more creative person.
Don’t just exist… live your life to it’s fullest every day. Do things that challenge you, excite you and interest you. Learn something new and inspire someone new every day.
How do you live a mindful life?