Seven Ways To Become More Mindful Right Now

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1. Take a few minutes to notice your in and out breaths. I like to repeat: “Breathing In, I know that I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out.” Sometimes, it is preferable to simply repeat “in” on the in-breath and “out” on the out-breath.

2. Be happy simply being. We are conditioned to feel like we should always be getting things done; that something must change in some way in order to be right. Practice letting that go. Once you realize that nothing needs to be different right now, it makes it much easier to experience the present moment in a non-judgmental way.

3. When you feel your mind beginning to wander, go back to your breath. The breath is the key to bringing the mind and body together.

4. Resist judging! When you observe things, resist the temptation to judge them. Just observe them as they are.

5. Mindful eating. When you take a bite, note the taste and texture. Think about where that food came from and how it is interconnected with everything else. If it is a vegetable, think about the soil, water, and sunlight that helped to create your food.

6. Take a mental inventory of those times and places that you are most likely to lose your mindfulness. Is it while you are playing around with your phone? Is it while you are browsing the web? Is it while you are eating? Make an effort to bring mindfulness to that activity.

7. Get outside! Fresh air, wide open surroundings, and sunshine are great tools to help you meditate and enjoy your environment and harvest mindfulness.

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May you find peace today!

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19 thoughts on “Seven Ways To Become More Mindful Right Now

  1. Great post with great tips to follow. I’ve been practicing to be more mindful about everything. Eating at a slower pace is something I’m trying to achieve, although I’m finding it difficult right now (over time I hope it’ll get easier).

    • It’s so hard for me to be mindful of eating! I just think of all the other things I could be doing while eating. It used to DRIVE my parents crazy that I would read at the dinner table. Nowadays I either browse the Internet or read or what-have-you. It’s a habit I’ve been trying to break.

  2. This is beautiful. You are beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to share what you’ve learned. That is very good of you. You’re a good, good man.
    -littleness

  3. I have been trying to conquer mindfulness for some time now. Its so easy getting caught up with day to day activities and forget to think about the now. Meditation is next on my list, followed by 3 months travel across india and tibet to honour perfection in the two .

    Nice post ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Fantastic post — simple, logical, helpful and elegant. I have just begun to meditate and find achieving the “inner silence” that don Juan from Carlos Casteneda’s “The Active Side of Infinity” speaks of to be extremely challenging. But like reaching Carnegie Hall, I need to practice, practice, practice. BECOMING AWARE OF THE TRUTH OF UNITY (via meditating) is the first Insight of Enlightenment in my book, “Overcome Any Personal Obstacle, Including Alcoholism, By Understanding Your Ego” at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/leewriter. Thanks for the post.

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