Practicing Mindfulness for a Brighter Life

Being mindful involves paying attention without being distracted.

It allows the mind to dissolve into its natural state of awareness so that it can directly experience life rather than being distracted by thoughts.

It’s a way of living without the constant chaos of a busy mind. Sounds nice right?

Imagine being able to permanently let go of the baggage, stories, opinions and concerns that occupy so much mental space.

This becomes possible when awareness is incorporated into everyday life.

How to Practice Mindfulness Daily?

Being aware is the definition of mindfulness. Being aware and present.

We are so used to being distracted and multitasking constantly that it takes some effort to return to that natural state.

But the effort I’m referring to doesn’t need much from you; it just requires that you remember to recognize when you’ve taken a side.

You can start doing this in your meditation routine by becoming aware of when you start to daydream, catch yourself, and come back to your breath.

You use the same method in your daily life.

Just remember to stay in the present moment when you do anything, including eating, walking, cleaning, taking a shower, opening a door, going for a run, or brushing your teeth.

You bring awareness to the task or activity in front of you.

Let’s look at eating a piece of fruit as an example. Imagine you are eating an apple.

You will be able to maintain your knowledge throughout as it will not take more than a few minutes.

You will concentrate on the process of biting and chewing an apple rather than thinking about a large number of other things while doing it.

You will start to feel a little more comfortable after training your mind to concentrate only on this.

That sense of direct focus is what calms and calms the mind.

When was the last time you ever noticed how you bite and chew?

Take your time and really experience what it’s like to eat apples.

When was the last time you ate an apple and got the full flavor?

Try to train your mind to be aware of how you swallow and follow the whole action or sensation from your mouth to your stomach.

If you notice your mind has wandered and you’ve drifted in thought during this time, this is good.

Maybe you got bored or started to analyze the way you chew, maybe it made you think about your teeth and left completely.

None of that matters right now, these observations are still useful, as they teach you about your mind as it really is. The result?

As you begin to apply this mindfulness approach to everyday activities, you will find that it has a very calming and soothing effect on your mind.

It makes you feel very present and is incredibly calming.

When you feel calm, you experience greater clarity.

You will begin to see how, why you think, and feel the way you tend to.

The unique patterns, habits and tendencies of the way your brain works will start to make sense to you.

And the result of all this? The ability to gain control and choose how you decide to live your life.

It will suddenly make you aware of how much power you have to direct your thoughts and emotions, responding to how you choose instead of feeling overwhelmed.

In short it gives you sovereignty back over your mind and over your life.

Practicing mindfulness can completely turn your relationships around too.

Many people think they are being present in the conversations and interactions they have, but the majority of us are thinking about the next thing, wondering about what we are going to say and not really listening and communicating 100% attentively.

When you practice mindful listening and mindful speaking, you truly feel a sense of connection.

You are giving someone your full and undivided attention. What an incredible gift.

Mindfulness helps you feel empowered to live your life on purpose again.

I suggest combining mindfulness and meditation as they are complementary to each other.

You can train your mind to be aware of the present moment by meditating. Mindfulness is exactly that.

You begin to tap into that emotion more and more throughout the day and can apply it much more easily to other areas of your life as it becomes more and more familiar to you.

In other words, the practice of meditation is the greatest way to gain the skill of attention.

You can change how you interact with your own mind by practicing mindfulness.

It represents a significant change in the way you view and manage your ideas and emotions.

Repetition is the best method for success.

Regular meditation practice helps you develop a constant sense of present moment awareness and makes it easier for you to respond naturally to everyday situations.

Do you see how they are related to each other? You benefit from each exercise in the other.

It is crucial to continue to practice mindfulness and meditation even when you don’t feel like it.

As with any talent, the more you practice it, the more confident and competent you become.

Doing so will lead you to the brighter life you deserve.

Have you meditated and practiced mindfulness at the same time?