In the spirit of the new year, I couldn’t think of a better time to give our minds the TLC they deserve. As a hypnotherapist, I know the incredible power of the mind. It’s funny how we often make things so much more complicated than they actually need to be. When we simply get quiet and practice some good, old-fashioned mindfulness, our lives change before our eyes. I’ve compiled my top five favorite ways to incorporate mindfulness in everyday life:
Get curious about your feelings
Next time fear, stress or anxiety arises, just recognize the feeling. Instead of fighting it or judging it, just pay attention and let it move through you. Trust that emotions are transient they will pass through you. View them a more peaceful lens.
Choose a spot on the wall and focus on it. Then take five deep breathes and continue focusing on that spot. Breathe into it until your emotions feel lighter…
Thank your food
Taking time to bless your food immediately makes you more aware. So often, we overeat or don’t chew our food and our digestion suffers because of it. Say a little blessing and be present as you eat.
During your morning or evening showers, turn on some uplifting music. Focus on the water as it touches your skin and the scent of the soap. Imagine that all of your worries are being washed away.
Looking inside is one of the most effective ways to practice mindfulness. Be present as you write each word and your intuition will shine through.
Taking care of the mind is essential. Incorporating these practices into your everyday life is an awesome way to be more present and self-aware.
Until next time,