Here are a few simple tips to help you shift toward a less stressful, more mindful life:
Taking care of your physical body is an important first step to taking care of your psychological and emotional body.
Motivation: What inspires you?
o Set attainable goals for yourself.
o Choose an activity that excites you, something you look forward to doing
o Enlist an Activity Accountability Partner
Don’t fail before you start. We often talk ourselves out of experiencing new things because they can be intimidating or challenging. Remember, we are ALL beginners at some point.
A clear and present mind will allow you to listen to your body, and treat it with the care it needs in every changing moment.
Attitude- You ARE your THOUGHTS. What you THINK becomes your REALITY.
o Have a positive attitude about your health and wellness. Being GRATEFUL for your physical body is an excellent step toward mindfulness.
o Commit to your health every day of the year.
Be sure to take some quiet time for yourself every day. This may mean setting your alarm clock 10 minutes earlier that usual, just so that you can sit with a cup of tea in silence for a few extra moments. Perhaps all you can manage is locking yourself in the bathroom for 5 minutes to practice some breathing techniques. Or maybe you have 20 minutes you can carve out of your evening to sit in quiet meditation or reading. This is about tuning in to YOU, so you can care for yourself in whatever capacity you may need each day, which will give you more capacity to care for others.