1) Observation – Practise Your Skills Of Observation
This will put you in the moment and can be done anywhere.
For example, if you’re having a coffee at your local Starbuck’s watch the people around you.
Just observe how they are interacting with each other
Their clothes they’re wearing the decoration around you in the shop.
Feeling More Relaxed
Not only will this improve your observational skills, but believe it or not you will find yourself feeling more relaxed and in-tune with what’s happening around you.
As an added bonus you will find a dramatic improvement in memory and creativity, this was one of the main daily habits that the great Leonardo Da Vinci actually practised.
2) Eating Involve Your Senses
This goes on par with number one, and requires that you for 5 – 10 minutes focus on one of your senses, maybe taste, which can be done at dinner while you’re eating!
Take purposefully bites while taking note of the taste and smell of what you’re eating (Do this for each bite) you will find that your sense of taste will sharpen the more you do this and this also aids in memory.
3) Breathing To Feel Calmer
In this technique, it’s best to be sitting and have 5 or 10 minutes. So while sitting just concentrate on your breathing. Try and keep your mind focused on your breath, feeling it through your nose and the sensation of your chest rising and falling.
You can either do this with your eyes closed or open. While doing this remember to breathe in through the diaphragm.
This is something I learned from studying martial arts.
I found that the easiest way to do this is while breathing in, is to actually push your stomach out at the same time you breathe in and then while breathing out at the same time push your stomach in while emptying the air out your lungs.
4) Meditation No Need To Do This For An Hour!
You can simply just do 5 minutes to start with. Just close your eyes and listen to some music, listening to music (just the lyrics) is found to help calm and relaxed you more easily.
While listening to the music concentrate on relaxing each body part in turn and mentally relax it (just think too yourself relax) while focusing on the body part you want to relax.
Do this for each body part, your feet, legs, arms back, chest and head. If you want deeper relaxation, concentrate on relaxing your toes and fingers and your facial muscles (this is a brilliant relaxation technique I’ve used successfully.)
5) Forgiveness Releases Stress
makes you feel better, helps you appreciate the finer things in life, there’s much that benefit from forgiveness. When your mind wonders when meditating forgive yourself, spend more time thinking what you did that went well rather than what you did that didn’t do so well.
Why not give these 5 Easy Ways to practice mindfulness ago!
I hope you can see how easy it is to practice mindfulness and that you try and make apart of your daily routine.
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