Three Easy Steps To Exercise Mindfulness Today
“Looking for love in all the wrong places,” says the old country song. And while the song refers to romantic love, there are so many people looking for SOMETHING.
Happiness, recognition, connection and yes, love. But there is a difference between hopeful optimism and mindfulness.
We do not have to be passengers in our own lives, waiting for the right thing, the right person, or the right time to come along.
We have, in all of us, the capacity to be mindful, thinking through and understanding what we need and why we need it will help bring it all into focus.
When we live our lives on purpose, our internal chatter quiets, leaving us with a sense of peace that we are ready to take the next steps on our path.
So what are some ways we can exercise mindfulness today?
Find an activity that embraces childlike creativity. It wasn’t until I was 45 years old that I discovered pour painting and it has become an outlet that allows me the freedom to express myself.
Create some guidelines around technology.
It’s probably safe to assume that many people are addicted to their phones. Put them away when you’re spending time with your family. Set specific times you will check your email, update your status or respond to people.
I have to admit, this one is difficult for me. I tend to get very wrapped up in my work and forget that my physical body needs as much attention as the other areas of my life. Get up and get outside. Take the dog for a walk, go for a bike ride or head to the gym. Changing your state can is instrumental to productivity and balance.
“Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks and plays in freedom.” ~Arnaud Desjardins
Is being mindful something you practice every day? If not, why not? It’s a gift only you can give to yourself. You deserve it.
Need some help? Reach out and let’s make a plan together.
Raelene is a Public Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Business and Personal Leadership Coach and is certified by the Anthony Robbins Cloe Madanes foundation as a Strategic Intervention Coach. For 20 years Raelene has worked diligently with coaches, authors, businesses, and individuals who have decided to make significant changes and are ready to implement real strategies to “get out of their own way” and THRIVE.