With our busy lifestyles, it can seem like a challenge to work mindfulness into the everyday. However, finding mindful moments may be easier than you think. Here are some basic exercises to work into your everyday routine:
As you wake up, take a few moments to yourself. Notice how you feel and what your first thoughts are, free of judgment.
Eat mindfully. Choose healthy, nutritious foods. Set aside time to eat them and notice the tastes, smells and textures.
Pay attention. Listen closely to those you're talking with. Commit new names to memory.
Take breaks. Throughout the day, work in time for walking and stretching, noticing how it makes your body feel.