How Do I Bring More Mindfulness Into My Life? - Mindful
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Mindlessness, or going on autopilot, can result in missing the good things in life or ignoring important information about relationships or health.
The antidote is to practice to pay more careful attention to what is going on around you as well as inside of you.
Start a meeting with 2 minutes of silence, your attention focussed on your breath. Or take a few mindful breaths before starting your exercise routine.
Bring your attention to your breath, or the feelings you encounter while washing dishes, eating a meal, walking a dog, etc.
When you move from one activity to the next, bring your focus to your breath, or focus on one of your senses.
Anytime you feel frustrated or confused, narrow your focus and return awareness to your breath.
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Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
Meditation is exploring. When we meditate we venture into the workings of our minds: sensations, emotions and thoughts.
Mindfulness meditation asks us to suspend judgment and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness, to ourselves and others.
“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. And then I sometimes add, in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.”
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Making eye contact with someone can relieve stress and create a deeper sense of connection.
Even making eye contact with a stranger can soften your heart.
When you talk with someone in person, notice the posture and body language of the other person. Focus on the tone in their voice. Consider the meaning of their words.
Touch is a way we communicate and essential to our development. Touch makes us feel safe and encourage trust, love, and compassion.
Reach out to your loved ones and see if you notice a difference.
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