You’re jeopardizing your health if you’re always thinking about minor issues and worrying about what if’s. The time and place that you should always be at are here and now.
Here are some activities you can do to help you to be more mindful in your everyday:
- Rhythmic breathing — inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth. Make your breathing deliberate and deep.
- Focused attention — catch your fleeting thoughts whenever your mind wanders. Always return to the here and now.
- Quiet — remove the distracting noises from your environment. Let your mind sink into the here and now.
- Acceptance — accept and act accordingly.
- Relaxed posture — stand and sit tall. Drop your shoulders and let your posture be in a relaxed position always.
- Observation — observe what you’re thinking and what’s distracting you, then let it go.
- Labeling — label your thoughts, be a detached observer and don’t let fleeting thoughts distract you.
Your prefrontal cortex allows you to have sustained attention and make complex decisions. If you can’t focus and your attention is scattered, your mind will resort to the stressful parts of your experiences.
Habits are built on a focused mind and distraction is the enemy. Once you’re used to being in a mindful state, you’ll have an easier time in building good habits. The better you can tame your impulse to react, the stronger your habits will be.
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