|3)Listen….I mean, really listen when people are talking to you.
There’s nothing more disheartening about having a conversation or hanging out with friends and family and they get on their phones. You can tell they are tuned out while you talk.
This one may take more effort and that’s ok. Remember, we aren’t judging ourselves or others. Our loved ones aren’t doing it to hurt us; they are just caught up in the automatic pilot syndrome.
We can set the best example by really BEING there in the moment. Imagine how much more awesome life will get when we cherish these memories.
Yes, yes, we all know the benefits of meditation. Don’t get yourself all worrying and crazed if you don’t meditate. Just start…..even if you end up doing it just once a week. The important thing is to just do it, non judgmentally……hmmmm, see the pattern here.
Starting your morning off with 10 minutes of these yoga stretches will help set your intention to be more present throughout your day.
6) Just Breathe
How often do you check in with yourself and see how you’re doing, how you are breathing.
Why not stop and take a few deep cleansing breaths right before you head out the door for work or for your errands.
The most important thing to remember when learning to be more mindful is to take it easy on yourself. You’re going to forget most days, especially in the beginning; and that’s a-ok. There will always be distractions and you may just want to give up altogether and progress may seem slow.
Distractions are just opportunities in disguise, challenges offer us the ability to grow.
And remember to always come back to being grateful for what you are doing, and what you have right now.
Now go Enjoy your New way of Living!