Mindfulness is simply being fully present in the moment, and aware of what you’re doing and where you are. It’s the act of paying close attention to your thoughts, feelings and sensations as they’re happening. It’s taking note of your surroundings. Mindfulness is a simple, effective way to reduce stress because it stops you from reacting to or feeling overwhelmed by distractions and pressure.
This year, New Year’s Eve falls on a Monday, which is also the ideal day to make a fresh start. Use this Monday to start 2019 by setting positive and healthy intentions for the year.
This Monday, when the storm of stress hits, ride it out and continue throughout the week. Stress is a normal part of all of our lives. However, we can become experts in managing it.
When you find yourself standing in a long line, instead of getting frustrated with the wait, why not use the time to clear your mind with a little mindfulness?
Sometimes it feels like thoughts are jumping all over the place, like a monkey swinging from vine to vine. This constant mental activity can create worry, stress, and even loss of sleep. This Monday, destress with some focused and centered breathing to tame your monkey mind.
Make Monday an occasion to try some mindful walking when you need to de-stress for a few minutes between activities.
When situations become heated, give your stress a time-out this Monday. Putting on the brakes in a stressful situation can stop the momentum of your stress from building and preserve your well-being.
Typically, we think of kindness as flowing out to others, but it can also mean being kind to ourselves. Let’s use Monday to see kindness in a new light.
How do you calm down when you’re feeling stressed? It’s an important question to ask yourself. One recommendation from doctors and scientists is to focus on your breath. This Monday, we share popular yet researched-supported breathing techniques to help you calm down quickly.
Power up your Monday with positivity by cultivating gratitude. You’ll experience more well-being, less fatigue, and a brighter outlook.