I believe there are three key things we can tap into to help us be more mindful and they are to breathe, meditate and be…
(Verb) to take air into the lungs and expel it; inhale and exhale.
It’s something we do so naturally most of us don’t stop to notice or observe the act of breathing. But because it’s something we do automatically – it’s always there, without breath there is no life. Breathing is also a valuable point of focus when it comes to trying to relax or meditate. When we are anxious we breathe more rapidly, when we are calm and relaxed we breathe more slowly.
(Verb) to focus your mind for a period of time.
Meditation is a practice in which you use a technique – such as your breath – to achieve a mentally clear, and emotionally calm and stable state. Take some time out of your busy days to sit, breathe, and try to remain focused on your breath. It can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.
(Verb) to exist or live.
The idea of ‘just being’ may sound a bit pointless, but in our busy, stressful lives we rarely stop to take some quiet time for ourselves. We tend to ‘do’ too much and ‘be’ too little. What if we could achieve more by slowing down? Be mindful. Be aware of what you are doing, seeing, hearing and feeling. Be present. Be in the moment. Which basically means, be aware and mindful of what is happening at this very moment in time.
Let me help you learn more about meditation and mindfulness, and how it may help you…