To be mindful is to be fully present in the now, aware where we are and what we’re doing, and not letting our environment consume us. Mindfulness is a skill, and much like any other skill, it’s one that you should practice daily. Here are five of our favorite Mindful Moment exercises to help you stay grounded and train your brain to live in the moment.
Set Intentions with Find Your Word
Ground Yourself with The Heartbeat Exercise
Get a Move on with Mindful Walking
Our bodies were made to move. Mindful Walking helps you take note of how you’re walking. Is your posture slouched or are you standing straight up? Where do your hands fall when you walk – in your pockets, in front of you, or at your sides? You can even sync your breathing with the steps you take. It’s all about grounding and being as present as you can.
Live in the Moment with The Five Senses
Show Some Love with Kindness for Yourself
Many of us are so concerned with being kind and loving towards others that we tend to forget about ourselves. People find happiness and connection through love and kindness, so don’t forget that you also have to have love and kindness for yourself, too. Here are some affirmations we like to use to remind ourselves of this:
- “May I be safe and healthy.”
- “May I feel loved.”
- “May I feel happy.”
- “May I feel at peace.”
When you practice mindfulness regularly, you may find yourself feeling calmer, more patient, and kinder, especially to yourself. No matter which Mindful Moment you choose to practice, these shifts in your mindset can often help you see changes in other areas of your life. Add a Mindful Moment to your routine today!