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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
When others are speaking, it’s easy for your thoughts to wander. Suddenly you may realize you don’t remember what was just said. Mindful listening keeps you present in the moment. It enables you to better understand what people are saying, physically and emotionally. So you engage in richer, more meaningful communication.
The stress and strain of emotional burnout are all too real. And often, it feels the most overwhelming at the start of the week. You’re not alone. Use this simple, soothing snow globe practice to calm your mind and think more clearly.
It’s easy to feel overwrought throughout the week. Mental stress often leads to physical stress, making muscles overly taut. To reduce this tension, try Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR). It’s a way of tightening and releasing each muscle, until your whole body is relaxed and your mind is stress-free.
This Monday morning, when you hold your toothbrush, commit to being present for the experience.
Learn how you can use a simple chore like making your bed as an actual meditation.