It’s easy to confuse Mindfulness with meditation or vice versa. The reason for this lies in the many definitions for both “activities” as well as the way both practices often intersect. Here is a clear explanation for you.
I bet you have no idea the extent to which your body is sending you signals about how you’re feeling. Sure, we all recognize the signals when they are so extreme they send us to bed or the doctor, but what about all the early warning signals that were there for us if we only took moments here and there over the course of our day to check in with our bodies?
I was frustrated with mindfulness. I wanted the benefits to enjoy a happier, healthier life, but couldn't find the time or the discipline so I researched proven strategies for success so that my time was well spent. I'm sharing these with you here. Today you’ll learn some behavioural tips--what you can do on a day to day basis and what you can put in place to amp up your success rate. (In part 1 you learned that even with a busy day you can incorporate mindful moments into your routine. In part 2 you learned about a mindset for success.)
… finding time for mindfulness practice is the #1 challenge. I went on to explain about mindfulness moments and their benefits in terms of your overall health and sense of well-being. There are three elements for setting yourself up for success: Mindset,Behaviour and Strategies. Today it is all about Mindset.
No time for your mindfulness practice? So. you know you want to take time for your mindfulness practice every day but can’t find the time to do it? You can’t find time to put the laundry on let alone be mindful!
Newcomers to mindfulness may be surprised to learn that being mindful isn’t about achieving some state of mental emptiness. Rather, mindfulness is about being aware of what is going on at the given moment and examining it in a non-judgmental way. In doing so, we unhinge ourselves from our automatic reactions—reactions which are not always in our best interests, or for those around us.
The purpose of this post is to provide those of you curious about what mindfulness is and why you might want to consider practicing mindfulness in your life with some links that provide some clear explanations and benefits. Read more…