Mindfulness is “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”. Mindfulness helps to recognize the beauty of the here and now, and if done correctly, it could alleviate stress and anxiety. We live in a very busy world, and being mindful is almost a necessity to enjoy the beauty of the day to day.
There are countless ways of practicing mindfulness, here are five easy steps to be mindful every day:
Become aware of your breathing. Breathe in, pause, breathe out. Repeat, repeat, and repeat. No rush, no counts. Do this anytime of the day at any place, but please, do it.
Become aware of your judgments and let them go, don’t let them control you.
Be grateful for everything.
Observe your thoughts and understand that they are not you.
Pause between every action. This will help you clear your mind to start each activity with fresh new energy.
Being happy is an obligation, it is not an option. Being happy will empower you to get wherever you want, this is the real POWER.
By Fabiola Marquez
Creative Director | WARIMBA