3 ways to remain mindful during the day

Mindfulness is a buzz word these days. But what is mindfulness and how to make it part of our daily routine?

Mindfulness is a modern term used for an ancient technique. It is about being in the moment and having your attention in the present moment as you live your life. Many of us have tried it here and there, but few of us remain mindful during the day.

Scientific research is showing that mindfulness has tremendous benefits on our health and our well-being. It reduces stress and anxiety, reduces depression, lowers blood pressure, boosts immune system and improves sleep, to name a few. In fact, it restructures your brain and creates a more resilient and a happier brain.

Here are 3 ways to remain mindful during the day to enjoy its many benefits.

1- Start your day mindfully

Morning is a great time to remember to remain mindful. When you start your day mindfully, you set the momentum for the rest of the day. As you are washing your face or taking a shower, stay present and pay attention to the water, the temperature of the water, the feeling of water running on your skin and the feeling of freshness that it gives you. Stay in the moment and enjoy the moment.

2- Commute mindfully

When you are commuting, whether you are walking or riding a bike or driving or taking a bus or train, stay present in the moment and pay attention to your surroundings. You will see different people and different views along the way. Pay attention to the environment and stay in the present. Whenever your mind starts wandering bring your attention to the present moment.

3- Eat mindfully

Eating is another great time to remain mindful. Take the time of eating as a time to relax and enjoy your food and to be in the moment. Do not work while eating and do not eat while you are working. While you are eating, chew the food slowly and pay attention to the taste of the food.

There are many opportunities during the day to remain mindful and to enjoy the present moment. Once you start practicing being in the moment as you go through your day, you will find that every moment is a precious moment and an opportunity to enjoy life.

Remain mindful during the day and stress and anxiety will gently release themselves from your life.

Meditation lowers worry and anxiety

The other day, I came across this quote from Swami Rama: “Nothing in this world is worth enough to worry about.”

We all have worries of some sort as we go through our day to day life. But when you look deeply into life, and you question the thoughts that come to your mind, you will notice that this is actually so true.

What is more important in life than life itself? Nothing is more important than life itself, and nothing is worth enough to lessen our experience of life.

And we are not getting anything out of worry, we are not solving any problem or avoiding any problem by worrying about it. If there is a problem, it is more logical to find a solution for it rather than to worry about it.

However, if your mind is untrained, it is natural for it to go to a worried state very often about things that might happen or might not happen in the future. This natural quality of your mind distracts you from being in the moment and enjoying the gift of life in this moment.

The good news is that you can easily train your mind to stay in the moment and lessen your worry and anxiety. The way to do that is through meditation. Meditation is an ancient method and a scientific approach to train your mind to stay focused. Research is increasingly proving the many benefits that meditation has in your wellbeing and in your life. Meditation decreases stress, lowers anxiety, fights depression, improves sleep, boosts immune system, lowers heart rate, increases focus, improves relationships, to name a few.

Add meditation to your daily routine and enjoy its positive effects in your life. And yes, you will, find that “nothing in this world is worth enough to worry about.”

Wisdom is the life changer

Recently I was in the UK attending an advanced Wisdom Masterclass with Vikas Malkani, the World’s #1 Wisdom Coach. It was a great step towards growth and an incredible opportunity to reflect on life and what is most important in life.

One valuable lesson that I learned was that changing your life is not about changing your circumstances, it’s about changing your mindset. This is a simple yet profound wisdom.

Our life is the result of the mindset that we have. So, if you want to change anything in your life, the first step is to check your mindset and find out what mindset you have that resulted in this outcome and then correct that mindset.

Wisdom empowers you to correct your mindset and to cultivate a mindset that brings you happiness and inner peace in the inside and success and abundance on the outside.

Learning wisdom is the best gift you can give to yourself. With wisdom you can grow your mind and grow your life. If you want to have a happy, successful and stress-free life, make sure that you invest in learning wisdom and having your mindset on check.

A Mindful Practice to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

If you are facing stress and anxiety in your daily life, it is important to find some time during the day to connect with yourself and to experience a few mindful moments.

You can be mindful when you are sitting in silence or when you are doing an activity. The key is to have your full mind on something, your complete attention.

Here is a simple practice to help you become more mindful today.

As you walk on the street, pay attention to your surroundings. If you see a plant, a tree or a green space, take a pause for a moment and pay full attention to it. Connect with this piece of nature. Look at the sky, pay attention to the color of the sky, the clouds and their shapes. Or if it is a blue sky, pay attention to its depth.

All these moments can bring you back to yourself and help you connect with yourself and your natural state of calmness. It reduces stress and anxiety, calms down your mind, slows down your breathing, reduces your heart rate and relaxes your body.

Make sure you have a few mindful moments during the day to connect with yourself and to enjoy life in its pure state.

The Wisdom Trip

I am soon flying to the UK to attend a 3-day wisdom Masterclass by Vikas Malkani in a beautiful place by the lake. It is a blessing to have these opportunities to connect with wisdom and to learn from the World’s #1 Wisdom Coach. And it is important to say yes to the opportunities when they arrive.

Growth is a natural part of life. But conscious growth is a privilege specific to human beings. I love to take steps to grow my mind, because you grow your life when you grow your mind. Besides, it gives you a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment when you consciously work on your growth.

Learning wisdom, connecting with wisdom and living with wisdom makes you grow and makes your life more enjoyable.

Do you have a plan for learning, practicing or doing things that helps you grow? It can be a simple thing, like practicing a meditation technique a few minutes or even a few seconds a day or reading a book. The important thing is to take conscious steps towards your growth to give you a sense of joy.

Meditation and wisdom is a sure way to make you grow and make your life enjoyable. And there is no room for stress and anxiety when you know you are growing and you are on the right track.