Mindfulness

Single-Pointed Concentration

If you find yourself in need of a quiet, slow moment amidst a storm of chaos and noise, single-pointed concentration might be a great solution. This practice has roots in Buddhist meditation, but even if you’re not spiritual you can still appreciate the focus and concentration you will learn. This Monday, take a moment to slow down, focus on a single point, and reduce your stress while training your brain.

Wake Up Monday with Mindful Showering

Finding time to practice mindfulness may be well within your daily routine. This Monday morning, select an activity you usually do alone and place yourself in the moment. Focus on each detail of the task, without judging or analyzing. if your thoughts start to wander, gently return them to present. Begin each week with mindfulness to help relieve stress and anxiety. You’ll feel more centered, confident and energized.

Circle in on Mindful Drawing

Throughout each day, our minds are constantly racing. We’re continually thinking about what comes next, checking our things-to-do list and trying to stay ahead of schedule. Quite often, this leads to feelings of stress and tension. During these times, give yourself a much-needed break with mindful drawing. It will help wind down your frantic thoughts and restore your sense of calm and control. The goal isn’t to create wonderful art. In fact, there’s no reason to judge the art at all. Instead, it’s a process that helps you focus your thoughts to be mindfully in the moment. And it’s easy to do.

Art of the Now

Too often life seems to be rushing by like an out of control roller coaster. The frenetic pace and unexpected turns can lead to tension, stress and anxiety. Today’s mindfulness exercise helps alleviate these negative feelings. It teaches you how to slow down your world so you can see it in a more manageable perspective. The result is you’ll feel calmer, more centered and more in control. Best of all, you can practice this exercise anywhere. All it takes is a few spare moments.

Mindful Eating: Food for Thought

Food plays a vital role in our daily lives and offers a perfect chance to practice mindfulness each day. In this exercise, we’re using a cranberry, but any food works fine. The intent is to use all your senses to fully focus on the eating experience. You’ll gain a greater appreciation for the food we eat and reduce your feelings of stress.

Step Up to Mindful Walking

Finding time and a quiet place to meditate isn’t always practical. However, Mindful Walking offers many of the same benefits, such as relieving stress and tension. And it may be easier to fit into your lifestyle. For instance, a morning dog walk could be the perfect chance to practice Mindful Walking each day. Actively focusing […]

Get Dressed, Mindfully

Today’s practice is a wonderful way to begin your day in a calm and balanced state. It’s especially convenient because it takes dressing, a behavior you do each morning, and imbues it with a mindful focus. Being confident and in control first thing in the morning helps relieve feelings of stress and worry.

Joyful Decluttering

Start this week with a simple tip to reduce holiday stress and chaos: Joyfully declutter. Decluttering is about organizing and arranging your surroundings, so you feel centered and refreshed.

Savor Life’s Wonderful Moments

Enrich your appreciation of life’s good things, both large and small. By taking the time to mindfully examine and savor these special moments, you’ll build a positive reservoir of thoughts and feelings to draw upon.

Comfort and Strength Through Gratitude

This Monday, before your week takes off, spend a few moments to reflect on the things you’re grateful for. Studies show that feeling grateful relieves stress, lifts your mood and helps you get along better with others. Try this exercise to refresh your mind, body and spirit.