8 tips to make mindfulness part of your everyday life

We often think we have very little time, so we put our development on the back burner. This article will help you find ways of practicing mindfulness without having to take extra time. You can turn many simple, everyday activities into mindfulness activities.

Breathe mindfully

Watch your breathing and take deep, slow breaths.
Breathing is part of our daily lives and the basis of mindfulness activities.
Fortunately, whatever the activity, we are certainly breathing while we do it.
While washing dishes, doing the dishes, and cleaning the house, try to focus on your breathing and see what results you can achieve.

Body awareness

Be aware of your body, and feel every movement and touch. T
his is also partly similar to the previous one, but you have to observe different areas.
Ride the bus or walk to the university, and observe your body.
How your shoes touch the ground, how it feels to grip the handrail, how it feels to sit in a chair, etc.
You have a lot of options in this category too.

Enjoying food

Consciously enjoy your meals, paying attention to tastes and smells.
A very important part of mindfulness is not to rely on touch and sight alone. You can also practice mindfulness with your nose (through smells) and taste.
Try to eat alone, don’t turn on the TV or take out your phone, but concentrate fully on what’s on your plate.

Consciously doing simple tasks

For example, full attention while washing dishes or cleaning.
Washing dishes or even taking a shower can be the perfect activity to practice mindfulness.
It’s important to give your brain a rest while you do it. While washing up, notice how the water feels on your hands or the feel of the sponge.
Notice the smells and smells you smell. You can do similar exercises in the shower.

Media-free

Take time away from your phone and other devices.
In today’s world, it’s important to be mindful of how much time you spend in front of the TV or scrolling through social media.
Consciously take time to go for a walk without listening to music or podcasts, for example. This will help you to focus all your senses on the outside world.

Using a mantra

Repeat a positive phrase or word to calm your mind.
Fortunately, we don’t need to invest any extra time to pay attention to our thoughts.
During daily activities, take time to use a positive mantra. This will help ensure that if an obstacle comes up, you can pull this technique out of your mind already practiced.
This way you will be able to calm yourself more easily. Use a mantra that is close to you, that you can own.

Practice compassion

Practice acceptance of yourself and compassion towards others.

This is a more difficult task. It’s important to practice this too, so that when you need this skill in a sharp situation, you can pull it out.
In everyday events, such as getting honked at in traffic or dropping your mug, etc. you can easily practice this.
In such cases, never get into the victim role or start blaming someone else. Accept that accidents and accidents happen, allow yourself to accept it.
You’re sure to be more careful in the future.

Listening to sounds

Listen to the sounds around you with awareness and receptivity. It can be a very good exercise to get you out of your head. It also helps with understanding.
You can’t help it if a baby is crying outside, accept that this is the case now, you won’t hear it soon. This can be a super break if you work, say, 8 hours a day in an office.
Stop sometimes and just listen to the noise. This will give your mind a rest, after which you can get back to work with renewed energy.
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