Spring is the season of freshness, and reflects the rebirth of all beginnings. The most optimistic of the seasons, it is certainly the one that offers the clearest change. Visibly our surroundings change in dramatic ways – the days become longer and lighter, the trees turn green and the flowers start to blossom. Life begins again…
So, what a better time to follow by example and replace all stale, outdated patterns; bringing freshness into our own lives, with introducing mindfulness into our daily activities.
One of the most common habits that make life miserable is to not be where you are.
Right here, right now is where we are, not in the past, nor in the future – worried and stressed about what may happen at work, in a relationship, or trying to plan for every possible scenario. We are here, right now, reading this advice about how to become more mindful… and that, that’s the first step to acknowledge.
The more time we spend consumed in the future or the past, the more ineffective we become. Making decisions are hard if you second-guess yourself all the time.
We miss life as it happens. It is so easy to miss life’s beauty, life’s magic, and life’s joys. It is the little things in life that mean the most after all.
So, let’s become more consciously aware, by introducing these three daily habits:
From the moment you wake up in the morning, take your time. Open your eyes, reconnect with your body. Ask yourself how do I feel?
This will make it easier and more natural to keep a slower pace and to focus fully on each activity you engage yourself in throughout the day. Do one thing well, and then repeat.
Starting our day off the right way is of the upmost importance, for our thoughts (of course) impact the rest of our day.
If You Smile at Life, Life Will Smile Back at You
TELL YOURSELF: NOW I AM
Now I am…
Whether that be brushing your teeth, writing an email, drinking your coffee…
Just reminding yourself of what you are doing regularly helps your mind to stop wandering, bringing it back to focus on the one task at hand. This will improve your efficacy, enjoyment, and you’ll start to notice things you never have before…
The Power of I Am.
EMBRACE THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
Release the need to control. Part of the reason we get so caught up in future worries is because we want all the answers to our problems immediately. We feel inadequate for not knowing how to handle certain situations, which only lead to self-criticism and self-doubt. The less you strain to find the answers, the more likely they are to come to you.
Quiet Your Mind, Appreciate and Flow
And in no time, you’ll get that spring in your step back … together we’ve got this!