Mindfulness is all about being consciously aware of what goes on in your life. It seems like we are living in a society that is filled with so many distractions. These distractions take us away from enjoying the simple pleasures in life like walking in a park or watching a sunset.
“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility” – Victoria Moran
Being mindful can help you appreciate what you have and look forward to your future. There are ways to train you to be more mindful, whether it’s during work, at home with your family or while out on a jog. You can become more mindful starting today. Implement these 7 ways in your life and start appreciating your life!
1. Create that which you desire to exist
What in life do you truly want to experience? What is the journey that you want to go on? When it comes to becoming more mindful in life, it all starts with your vision. It’s about creating that which you desire to exist.
Living in a society with so many distractions can take us off track with our goals, dreams and ambitions in life. Stay focused on what you want to accomplish, whether you are experiencing sunny days or rainy days. Carry on even during the days when you feel like giving up. Be mindful of these days and continue to create that which you desire to exist.
2. Live life in alignment with your deepest values and beliefs
What are your deepest values and beliefs in life? What matters to you most? Reflect upon these questions and answer them honestly. Step away from any distractions and be in a quiet place.
When you are able to live every single day in alignment with your deepest values and beliefs, you are making the mental decision to being mindful of your life.
When you are clear with your values and beliefs and live each day in alignment with these values and beliefs, you are consciously aware of your life.
When you are more mindful in life, you are aware of why you do what you do. You understand that the reason why you wake up in the morning and go to work is because you value your family and want to take care of them. You have a purpose for living each day. Find out your values and beliefs and start living through your actions every single day!
3. Unplug from the noise of society every once in a while and plug into your mind
Does it seem like you are constantly plugged into the latest trend or what’s going on Facebook? We live in a world filled with noise. Noise is everywhere. Whether it be when you drive down the road and see all the ads, fast food and stores or watching television and flipping through the different channels. We are constantly surrounded by noise.
If you want to train yourself to be more mindful, you must unplug from society every once in a while and plug into your mind. What emotions, feelings, thoughts are going on in your mind? Get in touch with these emotions and reflect upon what changes you need to make in your life.
When we continue to stay plugged into the noise of society, we can easily lose ourselves. How can you possibly be more mindful when you are experiencing so much noise? It’s near to impossible. Decide today to start unplugging from the noise and start plugging into your mind.
4. What is the legacy that you want to leave behind?
“The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave.” – Tavis Smiley
Take a few moments and answer this question. What do you want to be remembered by? It’s easy to get stuck in the routine and forget about why you do what you do.
When you take the time to think about the end in mind, you are becoming more mindful.
We are constantly running around so much that we barely have anytime to think. When we don’t have anytime to think, how can we possibly become more mindful? Focus on the legacy that you want to leave behind. Starting today, live each day in alignment with your legacy.
5. Through your actions, you will become mindful
It’s all about your actions. We can keep our thoughts, emotions and feelings inside, but in order to become more mindful, you need to express yourself through your actions.
You can either become more mindful in a negative way or a positive way. In this article, we are focusing on becoming more mindful in a positive way. Through your actions, you will become more consciously aware of the moment.
For example, what do you think about when you are walking at a mall? Is your mind thinking about what shops you need to go in or what should you cook for dinner tonight?
Be in the moment. Think about the way you walk. What is your posture like? When you take the time to think about your posture while you walk, you are becoming more mindful. You can apply this to anything else in your life. Next time you’re at the store, be consciously aware of how you walk. This will help you become more mindful.
6. Turn on your antennas to your purpose in life
Why do you wake up every single day? Do you have a reason that inspires you to wake up and start the day off right? Does it seem like you do the same routine 5 days a week?
You wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed and the routine starts all over again the next day. I like to call this routine a “draining routine.” Having a “draining routines” does nothing to help you become more mindful.
When you are able to be clear with your purpose in life, you can start living each day with mindfulness. You understand that everything you do is all about fulfilling your purpose.
First things first, reflect and be clear with your purpose, then keep your antennas up every single day so that you make sure that you are fulfilling your purpose.
7. Be real with who you are
When it comes to training yourself to be more mindful, you need to be real. It would be a challenge to try to be more mindful when you are living a life that is fake and materialistic.
It’s important for you to always remain true to who you are and to be connected with your inner being. When you’re able to always be connected with your inner being, even during the rainiest of days, you will remain true to who you are. This will allow you to become more mindful.
It’s easy to start conforming to society, especially when you surround yourself with noise. Always be real with who you are. When you know who you are, you are more likely to be mindful with your life.
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