Mindfulness is definitely a buzzword for 2018 but what does it really mean? To put it simply, mindfulness is being aware of how you’re feeling physically and emotionally, being aware of your surroundings and being in the moment rather than thinking about the past or worrying about the future. You’re in touch with yourself and what’s going on around you. This allows you to appreciate every moment for what it is without expectations.
Creating balance in your life means establishing a routine (or habits) of self-care. Don’t know where to start? We’ve created a list below and will continue to add more tips and techniques for self-care, mindfulness, meditation and more so that you can live your best life.
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- A mindful journaling practice can take many forms, but here are a few ideas to help you get started.
- Start A Mindful Journal
- Keeping a diary or journal is a great mindful practice. While lots of children write in diaries or journals, most adults don’t have the time. Here are four tips to make mindful journaling easier.
- A Simple Weekly Mindful Practice: Keep a Gratitude Journal
- Cultivate happiness by taking note of the good around you with this weekly journaling practice.
- The Mindfulness Toolkit
- The Mindfulness Toolkit was designed to introduce you to the concept of mindfulness, share the most current information regarding its benefits and applications and provide you with practical tools for beginning to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life. As you begin to explore the ideas and tools within the Mindfulness Toolkit, know that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to begin practicing greater mindfulness. Remember, the journey of a thousand miles always begins with a single step.
- The Power of Journaling
- Overcoming a painful past usually involves sharing one’s story and the associated feelings. Developing insight into past hurts, and connecting the dots between then and now enables one to make better choices moving forward. Journal writing is a powerful tool that opens the path to greater insight and self-knowledge.