Practicing Mindfulness At Home
Mindfulness is all about being present, and aware of how you’re feeling emotionally and physically. We know that during this period of time feelings of anxiety might be high. So to help you maintain a healthy and positive frame of mind, we’ve listed some of our favorite ways to practice mindfulness, below. We hope it helps – remember to stay safe and #stayhome!
Our Favorite Ways To Practice Mindfulness
Morning And Evening Rituals
Start and end your day with gratitude, exercises, and music that helps you get pumped up or wind down. Maybe your wakeup routine means a morning stroll, dancing to your fave song or a yummy breakfast. When the day is done, use the quieter hours to reflect on the past 24 hours, thinking about the little things that have brought you happiness and what you’d like to do differently in the future.
Keeping A Diary
Jotting down your thoughts and feelings is a great way to express yourself and keep track of your emotions and reactions to what's happening in your life. Don’t worry: you don’t have to journal every day. It can be once a week or just whenever you feel like you need to. More of a talker? Video diaries are a great alternative to documenting your thoughts and life events.
Social Media Detox
We love scrolling through Twitter as much as the next social media fan. It brings light relief and keeps you connected; but sometimes it's too much of a distraction. Take the time to log out of your busy feeds every now and again if you need to, using the extra time to listen to a podcast, read a book or plan your day.
We’re used to living fast-paced lives, so use this time to slow down. Yes, learning new skills can be an amazing way to practice mindfulness – but don’t feel guilty for wanting to use this time to rest, however that looks for you. Maybe it’s as simple as getting a good night’s sleep or lazing in the sun.
Stretch It Out
You may have guessed that we’re yoga fans...! It’s a great way to ground yourself and become conscious of your body. When practicing yoga, imagine scanning your body from head to toe, and let yourself become conscious of how each part feels. Our bodies work hard, and part of mindfulness is increasing awareness of how to make it feel better.