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4 ways to achieve a more mindful day

by Anna Nuttall

When life becomes fuller and busier, it’s easy to lose tracks on what you did from one day to the next. Here are 4 ways to achieve a more mindful day.

Do you often find yourself moving through life on autopilot? While it may seem like an effective way to keep the flow of the day moving, but really it does means you are less likely to miss out on the little thing, the little joy that keep the wheel of life turning.

I do understand that the ability to simplify and to snap out of autopilot is not an easy thing, or an option. As the saying goes, ‘if you want a job done well, then do it yourself!’

What I’m saying is, it’s important to snap out of autopilot mode and to simplify things. It’s also important to take care of yourself especially if you are balancing a 100 things all at once.

I know what you going to say to me, it easier said than done. But I feel you are wrong. Even if you pause for 5 minutes while waiting for the kettle to boil so you can have your 5th cup of coffee, is still a time when you are simplifying yourself and not concertation on a deadlines or telephone; or being in that autopilot state of mind.

If you do want to snap out of that fast turning autopilot life, then I have 4 ways to achieve a more mindful day. Its good I feel to practice mindfulness all throughout your day. And the best thing is it can be done anytime and where. All you have to do is focus on your breathing and to clear your mind. If a thought popped in your mind, then let it go and don’t think about it. Just focus on you and nothing else.

Listen to a mediation app

If you commute to your workplace or sit in a traffic jam every minutes, then pop open a mediation app and listen to it. If you take the train, then listen on headphone and if in car, dock your ipod/tablet and have meditation music playing. It makes you aware of the sensations in your body, and refresh the mind ready for a busy day ahead.

Walk everywhere

If I’m in central London, I just walk everywhere rather than go on the tube. A great exercise and you get fresh air while doing it. If your stressed, or feel overwhelmed waking can gently ease the pressure and often bring in a new perspective to that situation.

Treat yourself to a coffee shop lunch

If you work in a busy office where there is constant team building activities or general after work social time. For your lunch break, go to a coffee shop and get away from it all. Have that cup of tea and sneaky cookie and just watch the world go by. Just be by yourself for 1 hour.

Turn off your phone/tablet

Our electronic device does often do a number on our mind, so in the evening. Turn it off. There no need to keep checking on Facebook or Instagram every 5 minutes (which I’m so guilty off!), it still will be there in the morning.

Those were my 4 ways to achieve a more mindful day. Do you have any to add?

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Blanca N Valbuena 27th September 2017 - 11:46 am

I’m a walk everywhere kinda gal. A nice quiet walk alone can absolutely help center you and calm you. Great tips.

Jenn 27th September 2017 - 12:27 pm

This was very timely
For me. Lovely list of things I need to prioritize

Jennifer 27th September 2017 - 12:37 pm

All great tips. It’s wonderfully freeing when we can turn off the gadgets.

Roger 27th September 2017 - 12:38 pm

I really enjoyed reading this well written and full of good content thank you so much

rachel evans 27th September 2017 - 1:12 pm

Great post. I would have to argue that it is easy to walk round on auto-pilot though. It’s important to take in your surroundings and be in the moment.

John mulindi 27th September 2017 - 1:28 pm

I like the one on Turning off Phone or Tablet, gonna give it a try. Nice tips.

Sarah 27th September 2017 - 1:53 pm

I’ve been told so many times to meditate and I know I need to, but I get so bored! I really should give it a shot. My naturopath told me to do it to get my hormones in balance and lose weight… Amazing.

Cassie | White Sands and Cool Breezes 27th September 2017 - 2:22 pm

Thanks for this great reminder!!! I especially love the walking one. Not only are you giving yourself extra time to think or just be, your also giving your body a nice little workout.

Dagmara 27th September 2017 - 3:05 pm

Thank you for sharing. I have recently shared a similar post on how to practice mindfulness. I suggested turning off TV and spending more time outside, eating at a dinning table instead of in front of the TV and giving yourself some time to sit in silence. Thank you for spreading the positive message!

Shelby @Fitasamamabear 27th September 2017 - 4:15 pm

Meditation apps work wonders! Even if it’s just for a small amount of time each day

Emily Anne 27th September 2017 - 4:42 pm

Thank you for this! I really need to work on slowing down and taking a few minutes to meditate each and every day!

Lindsay Turner 27th September 2017 - 5:00 pm

This was definitely something I have been thinking about, but not putting into action. It feels like the world has been spinning out of control lately, and i’ve been having trouble finding ways to slow down. Thank you for this. <3

Brandi @chickenscratchdiaries.com 27th September 2017 - 5:02 pm

These are things we need to remember in our hectic daily grind! I think this goes along the lines of “intentionality”- learning live in the moment, which ultimately makes our lives richer and more content.

Tammy @ Tammy's Round Table 27th September 2017 - 5:03 pm

I am always on autopilot I hate it! Thanks for sharing the tips. I will have to go ahead and put these to work for myself. Not sure about the coffee tip, I drink too much as is LoL!!

Leanne Brookes 27th September 2017 - 6:21 pm

I seriously struggle with turning off my phone and laptop/tablet! I know that I should be more aware of it, and it’s something I work on. Otherwise I constantly just feel on edge! Great ideas, thanks for sharing x

Amber DeCicco 27th September 2017 - 7:03 pm

Such a great reminder to live more mindfully. Thank you. My brain goes from task to task way before my body can catch up and I just need to slowwwwww it down. Going for runs helps me alot. I also love the meditations from the liturgists! Have you heard of them? I need to listen to these more often because they really help me calm down. https://www.patreon.com/theliturgistspodcast/posts

Sara 27th September 2017 - 9:44 pm

Such simple, practical tips to add more mindfulness to your busy life. I love it! Thanks for sharing. Slowing down sometimes and indulging in a little mindfulness is truly so important and good for our health 😊. And it really isn’t as hard as it seems! You’ve really made it simple and achievable for anyone ♡

Crystal 28th September 2017 - 1:12 am

I am working on not being on my phone so much in the evening times while laying in bed. My husband gets upset cuz I’m on the phone and not paying attention to him lol.

Laura @ The Mindful Mom Blographer 28th September 2017 - 3:24 am

Really great tips, and easy to implement which makes them more likely to actually do during those times of balancing 100 things! I have a hard time ‘shutting off’ but feel that any of these tips will help me do so. Bonus if I take a walk somewhere to get some coffee or lunch =)

Thanks for the great post!


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