7 Tips for Becoming More Mindful

Posted on June 21, 2017

The emergence and spread of mindfulness practice has been rapid and extensive. Research suggest that Mindfulness practice offers a wide range of benefits - improved sleep quality, better digestion, fewer headaches and stronger relationships, just to name a few.

Leena S. Guptha offers some tips for us to more fully incorporate Mindfulness practice into our lives:

- Meditation and others
Mindfulness essentially means the active state of being fully conscious and aware. While meditation is a form of mindfulness, other common mindfulness exercises involve letting yourself become fully conscious and aware of your own breath, and cultivating an open, present state of mind during interactions with other people.

- Listen to alpha-wave music
Alpha-wave music can simulate your brain's alpha waves, which are associated with states of relaxation and focus. Listening to alpha-wave music for 10 minutes before bed, which can help reduce depression, improve creativity and enable a deeper more restful sleep.

- Think about how to implement mindfulness during your daily routines
Mindfulness can be applied to almost any activity that you are engaged in. Just take some time to think about it, and you can achieve much more.

- Eat mindfully
Mindful eating is about eating the amount you need, of foods that are nutritionally healthy. Try to imagine the people involved in the various steps that it took to bring this food to your plate. This mindful eating practice can have both mental and physical benefits.

- Sleep mindfully
Prioritizing sleep and getting enough sleep is important to both our mental and physical well-being. If you change your practices and lengthen your night of sleep, you can notice a major bearing on the rest of your day.

Keep your mindful practice short - Mindfulness is not a practice of many hours. The mind works best in short bursts!

Category(s):Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

Source material from Psychology Today

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