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There are many ways to be mindful. One of the most known way is meditation. Yet, sometimes you don’t always want to meditate. There are many ways to practice being mindful without much effort.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the mental state focusing on one’s awareness of the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. It’s used as a therapeutic technique. It improves mental and physical health, reduces stress, and opens your mind to new feelings. It is important to bepresent in the current moment as there are many opportunities to focus on your surroundings.

1. Be aware of your feelings

It takes effort to be emotionally available. To be mindful in your self-improvement, you need to self-reflect on yourself and why you feel the way you do.

2. Get outside and take a walk

Hear the footsteps around you, the birds, children running, cars driving by.  Pay attention to the trees, your footsteps, and don’t set an end destination.  Wander as you go and take it in stride.

3. Reflect on your day

At the end of the day when you would be busy with tasks, or wasting energy into the tv or your phone, take 15 minutes.  Those minutes can be used to journal and reflect on how your daily activities made you feel.

4. Take a break & listen

It’s easy to get wrapped up in what is going on around us, and pushing ourselves to our limits.  Stepping back and truly be there for the people around you by listening to them.  Give them that feeling of complete attention. Doing this will deepen your relationship. Take time to really hear the other person and their struggles. Resist the urge to form your answer before they finish theirs.

5. Let it go

Don’t dwell on the things you can’t change.  It takes a lot of emotional energy to focus on the negative and hold on to feelings that cause stress.  Be mindful about your feelings and why you are feeling the way you are, and let it go all at once.
You will be increasingly happier when you pay attention to what you’re doing in your daily life.  What are ways you currently practice being mindful? Leave me ideas in the comments!

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  • Reply Chrsitine

    Great post!
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    March 29, 2017 at 8:58 PM
  • Reply Bablofil

    Thanks, great article.

    March 30, 2017 at 2:11 AM
  • Reply Marette Flora

    Journaling is my favorite. I like to remind myself what I have to be grateful for, especially on those tough days.

    March 31, 2017 at 9:57 AM
  • Reply LIndsay

    The biggest hurdle I have is my own self and being able to let things go, but I certainly try. It is always much easier and you feel lighter, liberated when you just simply let it go. Great advice hun.

    You have such a lovely blog. 🙂
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    March 31, 2017 at 9:24 PM
    • Reply Cadri

      Yes, we sometimes can be our worst enemy. It feels so much better when we let go, but it’s really hard! Glad you the post!

      May 23, 2017 at 11:43 AM
  • Reply Taylor Mobley

    Getting outside always does it for me! Being outside always helps me to reflect and be more mindful!

    April 1, 2017 at 1:44 PM
  • Reply Helen

    All these tips are so great! Love inspirational posts like this 🙂

    x Helen http://www.seaandstyle.com/blog

    April 2, 2017 at 11:29 PM
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