Practice: Being Present & Being Mindful
Focus: Become aware of your mind and body.
Goal: Slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body. Reach a state of mind that includes mental clarity, calmness, and peace.
How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation
Find your spot - This will look different for everyone. Find a calm and peaceful spot where you can unplug from the world, comfortably have a seat and breathe without distractions.
Set a timer - Mindful meditation takes patience and consistent practice. I suggest beginning with 5 -10 mins and building upon this time.
Get comfortable - You will want to find a comfortable and stable position you can stay in for awhile.
Breathe - Focus solely on your breath. Each inhale and each exhale. I personally like to focus on the mind to body connection and visualize/feel my lungs inflate and deflate as I take slow and steady, deep breaths.
Stay Focused - Naturally your mind will wander. This is where your patience is tested and consistent practice of redirecting your focus back to your breath comes into play.
Grace - Finally, I'd like to remind you to show yourself grace. Do not over analyze or judge the thoughts that attempt to creep in and steal your peace. Simply return to your breath and be kind to yourself.
For more info on this practice, be sure to hop on over to my 5 Benefits of Mindful Meditation post.
May this post guide you and equip you with the tools to enhance the quality of your life. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. I Love hearing from you! I would also like to encourage you to share your experience here in the comments below for the rest of the LL365 Community to read. We can learn so much from one another and I truly believe that we are stronger together :)