We hear a lot about mindfulness but what is it?
Mindfulness is being aware of and concentrating on what you are doing rather than on the continual thoughts of everyday life that fill your mind. Mindfulness can be practiced while you are doing an activity or used as a moment to stop and re-centre yourself. It is a moment in which the mind and its whirling of thoughts stop. It allows you to appreciate your surroundings, enjoy the moment and become more productive.
To re-centre yourself using mindfulness, stop for a moment and become aware of yourself, of where you are and the feelings of your physical self, letting your thoughts dissipate.
One of my favourite times to practise mindfulness is in the shower. It allows me to stop the morning rush of preparing for the day, take a breath and enjoy the ritual of bathing – the feel of warm water flowing over me gently, the smells that surround me. Then I can achieve everything the day has in store, gently and peacefully.
Decisions become easier when I remove all the noise in my head, even just for a moment. Pity I don’t remember to step into mindfulness more often.
Try and step into mindfulness for a moment today. It takes a moment and gives you hours.
A quiet mind is able to hear intuition above fear