FOLLOW How To Be Mindful While Running Once you get moving, find a comfortable pace. Become aware of the weather, the surroundings, colors, smells and shapes that pass you by as you move. Be mindful of your intention to run with awareness and count your steps if possible. If a thought hijacks your mind, return back gently to counting your steps. Become aware of your recurring thought. Try to get in a zone where thoughts cease to exist, even the runner is no more and only the running remains.
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FOLLOW How to Give Your Full Attention - Mindful
"To listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness to be changed by what we hear." -Mark Nepo, poet, philosopher "When I'm at work and listening to someone in a conversation or meeting, half of me is listening and the other half is thinking about what I need to do to prepare for my next meeting."
This constant, low-grade sense of urgency can impede genuine communication.
Mindful listening - focused attention to what another person is saying, without judging or ... Hear between the words When you’re in conversation, set your mind to being present, receptive, and ready to listen with compassion.
Bring yourself into the moment with a few deep breaths and ask yourself:
What is this person communicating beyond the words they use? Use nonverbal cues
When the other person is speaking, just listen. Stay mentally active and alert.
Use nonverbal signals like nodding or smiling to let the person know you’re tuned in. FOLLOW How to Be Mindful When You Are Sick
We often compound our physical ailments with negative reactions, making us not just sick, but anxious about being sick, and maybe also resentful.
Mindfulness While Being Sick We ourselves contribute to slowing down our recovery. Our never-ending responsibilities add to an additional layer of stress while we fight our illness, and our negative reactions ... Aware And Compassionate Towards Recovery Seeing one’s own illness with compassion and care leads to acceptance and aids recovery.
We should not be anxious or resentful about being sick, as the added worry is not doing the body any good.
To-Do List To Support Your Recovery From Sickness Accept that you are unwell, and be realistic about it, reminding yourself that you will get better Do not indulge in self-pity or unnecessary distractions. Be caring, patient and kind to yourself for a change. Take deep breaths, focusing on your body and bodily sensations. Do not feel angry or judgemental when you feel uncomfortable. Support your body with positivity and let go of anxiety and worry. FOLLOW 7 types of meditation: What type is best for you?
Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that meditation has the potential for more than just temporary stress relief. Educators, spiritual leaders, and mental health experts have developed dozens of forms of meditation.
Loving-kindness meditation Also known as Metta meditation; the goal is to cultivate an attitude of love and kindness toward everything. During meditation, practitioners send and repeat messages of loving-kind... Body scan or progressive relaxation The goal is to notice tension and to allow it to be released. Practitioners start at one end of their body, usually their feet, and work through the whole. They might tense and then relax muscles or they might visualize a wave moving over their body to release tension. Mindfulness meditation It encourages practitioners to notice their surroundings without judgement, instead of dwelling on the past or future.
Mindfulness can be done almost anywhere, even in a grocery store, for example.
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