4 Quotes to Encourage You to Take Time Out and Experience Mindfulness for Yourself
Taking time out for yourself may seem an impossible task, with so many things to do, and so many people relying on you, your mind racing with the mountain of things to get done.
The more you think that you could not possibly take time out, the more that shows how desperately you need to. And all those things you need to get done will actually get done more quickly and more efficiently because you did take the time out to clear your mind and recharge your batteries.
If you have lots of things you are worried that you will forget to do if you take some time for yourself. Make a list so you can free them from your mind, put the list somewhere safe then go take some time for you. And really be there. Not just in body but in mind too.
Mindfulness can be achieved practicing traditional meditation, but it can be just as beneficial to do something you enjoy and be in the moment. Anything you enjoy, that brings you peace and comfort.
How to be mindful when doing a favourite activity:
To be fully mindful it helps to pay attention to all of your senses.
· Listen to the sounds you can hear
· Feel the physical sensations
· Notice any smells or aromas
· Taste the flavours
· Take in the sights you can see
My mindfulness escape
I am lucky enough to live near the beach and find taking a walk feeling the sand under my feet, listening to the waves gently lap the shore, smelling the salty air, watching the white fluffy clouds drift against the blue of the sky is enough to calm my mind and relax my body, sometimes I can physically feel the release of the tension in my shoulders as my shoulders drop about two inches.
A little bit of mindfulness helps you to see and appreciate everything for what it is. Every day has good in it, it’s just hard to see when your mind is worrying about the past or the future.
Right here, right now, is where you can find peace and tranquility.
Life is what you make it to be, enjoy it, live it, and celebrate all that is good, however small it may be. Everything you do is creating memories, make them good ones.
Life is meant to be enjoyed not endured, start enjoying life today!
Remember you are better than you think you are x