Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

A Mindful Moment

by Chrissy (follow)
Life Skills (424)      Mindfulness (60)      Meditation (41)      Stress Management (35)      Presence (9)     


Beach
Mindful moments are within your reach


Alarm goes off. Snooze. Alarm again. Get up; get dressed in a hurry; grab a banana, and run out the door. Work is chaotic. Meetings. Deadlines. Barely a lunch break. Home. Gym. Make dinner. Shower, and then crash. And repeat.

Where did the day go? And the week? Not to mention the year?

Our lifestyles have become so busy and on-the-go, that we forget to absorb and appreciate our lives; our surroundings, and the little moments that make life worth living.

I have recently enrolled myself in a mindfulness course, hoping to achieve peace and rest in my busy life. Mindfulness is a form of meditation that focuses on being in the present moment; in observing and noticing experiences within the body and externally. Typically focus is placed on the breath...the sensations associated with breathing from the abdomen through to the nose. It is not something that you can master overnight, yet with practice it becomes a part of daily life. I have found that over the last four weeks, I have noticed myself practising mindfulness while waiting for the kettle to boil, instead of finding something to occupy my three minutes of waiting.

Mindfulness has been proven to reduce stress levels, and be helpful for people suffering from a variety of mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. It is also useful for people with chronic pain.

A great practice to start with is the stop acronym which only takes a minute:

Stop what you are doing

Take a breath

Observe any body sensations; the breath, emotions or thoughts.

Proceed with the day

Try this exercise once a day for a week, and notice how a simple minute can influence the outcomes of your day.

It's a mindful moment.

# Mindfulness
# Stress Management
# Meditation
# Life Skills
# Presence
I like this Article - 17
More Articles by Chrissy
The end of the year can be the hardest time of the year
176 views
There are varying degrees of disability, from physical to intellectual
507 views
view all articles by Chrissy
ID: 6640
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
11865 views
These days we are nagged not only by the real life people we interact with but our cars, phones an...
88 views
For years, youíve put in the work to earn your degree
87 views
We live in a culture that emphasizes winning, and in many circumstances people will use physic...
83 views
In Part 1, we explored the basics of creating a budget after graduation and focused on issues re...
82 views
The first time I moved across the country, the trip took three days by train and covered nearl...
82 views
When you think of dangerous jobs, a few roles might come to mind
73 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3727 views
Ever since the new year kicked off, social media channels have been abuzz with "new year, new me...
2938 views
Are you missing something in your life and you donít know what you want? Are you lost and unsure...
1527 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version