There’s no question that we live in a very busy world. And in the rush to accomplish our seemingly never-ending to-do list, it can be easy to lose connection with the present moment. When this happens, we end up missing out on all of the feelings and emotions that should be experienced.
The term mindfulness has a way of sounding complicated, but it’s really anything but that. You’ve probably heard about it increasingly more over recent years, as research continues to show that it can profoundly improve productivity, creativity and overall health and happiness (yes, yes and yes please).
Ready to get started? Here are a few simple ways in which you can incorporate more mindfulness into your days:
Do one thing at a time
Complete more single tasks individually rather than trying to do everything at once. For example, take the dog out for an evening walk and do just that. Don’t try to plan your upcoming weekend or knock out emails along the way.
On that same note, if you’re constantly filling your days with a mountain of tasks, you’ll be rushing from one thing to the next without ever having a moment to stop and think.
Pay attention to your media diet, as it’s important not to feed your mind too much “junk food” like excess television and social media. Less scrolling, more living!
Seek out new experiences
New experiences and adventure can help us to become more open-minded. Get out and do some soul searching through travel or try something that makes you uncomfortable or even scared.
Do more of what you love
Whether it’s reading, running, cooking or taking a luxurious bubble bath, do more of what you love, more often.
Don't take yourself too seriously
Finally, remember to laugh and keep smiling even when the curveballs are thrown your way. Finding the silver lining in every situation will help you to better navigate the ups and downs of life (what a rollercoaster it can be, huh?).