5 Mindful Practices
That You Can Incorporate Into Your Daily Life Easily!
Here are 5 tips to help keep your mind and body present to relieve stress, anxiety, and to help keep you in the present moment more often. There are plenty of obstacles that are thrown at you in your day or week to keep your mind wondering. This can be very taxing on your mind and body. It is important to bring yourself back to the present moment from time to time.
Here are 5 tips that can help prepare your mind and body for these hectic days, by bringing you back to center.
1. Go for a walk around the block
Going on a morning walk is a great way to start your day. Here are some tricks you can try on your next walk to help keep you in the moment, and to prevent your mind from wandering to your mental todo list.
- Focus on the beauty around you, take the time to look up at the trees, animals nearby, or something you haven't seen before. It is easy to miss the things around you when we aren't being present.
- Do a body scan, check in with how you are feeling, go through your body and see how the walk is making your body feel.
2. Practice breathing exercises
Breathe in for 4 seconds, try to expand your stomach and puff out your chest. Hold for 4 seconds. Breathe out for 4 seconds while you mentally release the worry that is being held in your body.
3. Daily yoga apps
For me, stretching and yoga isn't about fitness but instead it is about balance, becoming centered again and getting in touch with my body.
4. Record a message to yourself
You would be so surprised how easy it is to keep your intentions strong throughout the week, if you can find some way to remind yourself of WHY you set them in the first place.
5. Gratitude list
It's important to give gratitude, it is a reminder of all of the things that bring you joy. Write down 5 things that you are grateful for each day, and watch the magic happen!
These are just 5 of the many things you can do in your day to check in with yourself to give your mind and body all that it needs to be the best you can be for yourself and those around you. As a mother we tend to lose sight of our own needs, here is a reminder that your needs MATTER and are important for you to be the best version of you for those around you.