Being Mindful is being fully aware and present in the moment. Oftentimes we are so busy and preoccupied that we miss out on important life moments and fail to appreciate what is around us. Mindfulness meditation can help us to clear our minds and to SEE what we have been missing all this time. There are simple ways of practicing mindfulness, I myself like to sit outside in the morning and listen to the birds and watch the squirrels in my backyard. I appreciate the sounds, the look of nature and the smell of the morning air. This is a calm start to my morning and helps me to have a positive attitude and clear mind before heading to work. There are other guided meditations such as podcasts with body scans for stress management, I personally enjoy Brian Weiss – Eliminating Stress Meditation. This is a 20 meditation that can be done to start your day or at any other time during the day i.e. during a break a work etc.
I hope everyone had a restful long weekend!