If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing more and more about mindfulness lately. It’s a pretty simple subject to understand, but challenging to practice at first.
Why is mindfulness growing in popularity so much lately?
Well, it could be because people are more open to learning and trying new things and ways of living.
I think another huge reason is that we all seem to be so stressed out, over-worked, and occupied 24/7.
Mindfulness challenges our lifestyles and helps us look at the big picture.
The definition of mindfulness is as follows:
a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
I like to look at it as a form of meditation. My favorite way to practice mindfulness is when I’m laying in bed at night reading. After I put my book down, I try to send positive thoughts and an attitude of gratitude to my mind. It sounds silly of course, but just promise me you’ll try it ok?
The benefits of mindfulness are almost crazy.
Mental Clarity. Gratitude. Appreciation. Emotional Intelligence. Improved Concentration. Stress Relief. Improved Sleep.
The list could go on…
Mindfulness is basically self care’s BFF and self love’s sister.
If you’d like to practice mindfulness and don’t know where to start, you can download my free Mindfulness Tracker here!
Simply choose a few mindfulness practices you’d like to work on this week. Write them in and fill in the circles when you feel you’ve done them that day!
Have a wonderful week friends & let me know how practicing mindfulness goes for you by leaving a comment!