Practice a more mindful lifestyle with these three easy steps.
On the weekend, I attended an amazing mindful event hosted by the founder of Billabong Health and Yoga Retreat Paul Von Bergen.
The event was incredibly informative and educational with a side serving of inspiration, as Paul walked us through the evolution of mankind and the process of being, becoming and learning to be a more mindful race of humans.
Now, with my many years of yoga practice (around seven years or more), where being mindful comes with the territory of learning and mastering the art of yoga and meditation, I already had a basic understanding of what being mindful is.
Though this doesn’t make me a master of mindfulness and I certainly have room to learn more about how to practice being more mindful in everyday life.
Here are the three main tips I learned from the event to help you be more mindful in life:
BE KIND TO YOURSELF:
It may sound selfish, but in fact it’s not. It’s nearly impossible to be kind to others without first being kind to yourself. Take a moment in the morning; even if it’s only for ten seconds, to remind yourself why you’re a good person and why you should be proud of yourself. This will set an intention for the day of being confident and kind to yourself, and therefore passing that kindness into to others throughout the day.
SET DAILY INTENTIONS:
Intentions is almost like setting yourself a specific goal to achieve that day. However, instead of achieving a work of personal task, setting and achieving a daily intention is when you work towards becoming more understanding, appreciative and more mindful for the day. Start with ten seconds of your morning taking a deep breath and telling yourself, you will smile at everyone you walk past today, then focus on achieving that intention throughout the whole day.
DON’T BE ANGRY:
Almost every day, each and every one of us, will come into contact with at least one person who is angry, and the result often leads most of us being or feeling angry ourselves. And like falling dominos, we will then pass that anger into other we come into contact with, and so on and so on. Spreading anger from one person to the next. Instead of spreading anger, spread happiness. If someone comes into contact with you who is anger, then them pass you by, by deflecting their anger, don’t absorb it and carry it for the rest of the day.