Mindfulness is focusing your attention on the present – to live in the moment. As we move through life, we tend to zone out and move on autopilot with our day to day activities. Mindfulness is just as important to our health as eating right and working out. This will help clear your mind, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase happiness and inner joy.
There are many ways to practice mindfulness. Here’s some examples:
- Stop and look at a tree blowing in the wind. How does it move? What does it sound like?
- Focus on that first drink of your latte in the morning – how does it taste and how do you feel as you drink it?
- Hold an object in your hand – what does it feel like? How does it make you feel?
- Focus on your breath and how it moves through your body.