Practicing mindful habits is a way of finding inner peace, a way of finding true happiness through unlocking a calm subconscious. Mindfulness is a way of becoming peaceful within, a way of finding true happiness through unlocking a calm subconscious mind. A lifestyle that one can create through practice and consistency. To reach complete mindfulness, you achieve a state of mind where you are entirely focused on your awareness within the present moment. Personally, I have been actively practicing mindfulness for the past year and over this period I have discovered 5 mindful habits for you to practice this state of mind and become completely and utterly mindful.
From the moment your eyes unlatch, you are experiencing a new day. It is important to start your day with a clear mind. Before turning on your phone to investigate your notifications from the night before, have an already filled glass of water by your bedside. Drink. Your body is normally dehydrated in the morning. Before getting out of bed, take a moment to sit. Be grateful for waking up this morning and appreciate the day you are going to have before it even starts.
Why Sit Around Doing Nothing? Take on Meditation
Meditation sounds simple in theory but naturally our minds tend to wonder. Find a comfortable position to sit in, set a timer for 10 minutes. If your mind starts to develop thoughts, acknowledge them, and simply let them pass. Try focus on your breathing to keep a still mind. Be kind to yourself, this is a skill you are practicing, it may take time to become a master.
When Nature Calls, Answer!
20 minutes is all you need to 20 minutes is all you need to ground yourself for the day. Find a piece of earth and place both bare feet firmly on the ground. This may sound cliché, but you can thank me later.
Be In the Now
Sometimes we are consumed by our thoughts within the day. This, however, prevents us from being present. Stop thinking of what needs to be done tomorrow or what needs to go on the shopping list for the week. Be present. Feel eSometimes we are consumed by our thoughts within the day. This, however, prevents us from being present. Stop thinking of what needs to be done tomorrow or next week. Be present. Feel every drop of water hit your skin while you stand under the shower head. Taste all the flavours of every bite of every meal. Making this a habit will enable you to become mindful throughout the day.
A Simple Smile Goes a Long Way
Make yourself smile. Find things that make you truly happy and just do them!
I will leave you with the famous words of Joseph Goldstein, “Love, compassion, and peace do not belong to any religion or tradition. They are qualities in each one of us, qualities of our hearts and minds…” – A Heart Full of Peace. I hope these 5 mindful habits have helped you to kick start your journey to reaching a peaceful mind. 2022 is the year that we all become more mindful.
Strive for Mindfulness,