One of the great things about mindfulness is that it’s available to you in every moment. You can practice mindfulness while walking, eating, sitting and when you want to disconnect and go within.
Living mindfully takes courage. But if you want to live your best life, if you want to discover peace and happiness right now in this very moment, then there’s no other way.
Practicing gratitude is akin to counting your blessings. Gratitude helps us to focus on what we have and not so much on what we lack.
Focussing on your breathing helps you to be present and gradually drown out your thoughts so you can be present in the here and now. To practice mindful breathing, all you have to do is stop and be mindful of your breath.
Best way to achieve this is to focus on developing concentration. Concentration is the anchor of mindfulness. It’s what will help you to ground and feel centered during your practice.
We tend to be so hard on ourselves already. Trying to force yourself to master your mindfulness practice isn’t going to help you It will only make the practice more difficult and eventually, you will want to give up. Remember, mindfulness is about observing. Don’t pass judgement on yourself. Be kind and compassionate. Distractions are normal.
Don’t try to convince yourself that mindfulness is not for you. Give it a fair try. Everything in life takes practice. If you are looking to reach perfection, then mindfulness is not for you. Neither is anything else for that matter. Perfection doesn’t exist, only improvement exist. We get to improve the more we practice.