Practicing mindfulness helps you avoid being on autopilot and instead act with purpose. It enables you to take intentional action, instead of simply reacting. You train your mind to pay attention, on purpose, to the present moment, without judgment. Practicing mindfulness can help you to be less likely to get caught up in the worries about the future or regrets over the past.
Meditation is not the only way to practice mindfulness, you can also practice on a daily basis using some of the ideas below.
Find a place where you can sit quietly and undisturbed for a few minutes. You can have your eyes open or close. To begin, you might want to set a timer for five minutes,.
Make your relationship intentional and mindful by getting clear on what your partner wants or expects. You can do this by asking your partner to tell you one thing you can do to show what he or she needs to feel loved and cared for. Examples of caring behavior requests include:
In this exercise, you’ll systematically focus your attention on different parts of your body, from your feet to the muscles in your face. It is designed to help you develop a mindful awareness of your bodily sensations. This is a particularly useful practice to learn self-awareness about how physical experience is tied to emotional experience. For each emotion we experience, there is a way in which that emotion resides in the body. Practicing this kind of body scan meditation can help you to better respond to physical and emotional cues and recognize how they are related. For example, stress might manifest itself as a stomachache for some people or a headache for others.
W(RAP) It Up: Create a plan to move forward.
You’ve learned how to incorporate mindfulness into your life, which is important for resilience. Click on the link below, print it out and think about: what should you stop doing, continue doing, and start doing