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Creating a sense of calm: Practicing mindfulness in everyday life might assist.
27 Jan' 21

Creating a sense of calm: Practicing mindfulness in everyday life might assist.

 


 

It's all too easy to blame your lack of awareness on a lack of time. When there is so much going on in daily life, who has time to pause and be present? Everyone, on the other hand, has at least ten minutes to practise mindfulness. The purpose of these brief daily musings is to assist you in finding serenity when your life becomes too stressful. Daily mindfulness exercise can improve your memory and focus skills, as well as making you feel less distracted and better equipped to deal with emergencies like the pandemic. 

Mindfulness can be done in a number of different ways. Any mindfulness practice, however, tries to achieve a state of attentive, focused, and relaxed consciousness by paying attention to thoughts and sensations. 

 

This permits the mind to concentrate on the present moment while maintaining a positive attitude.  

 

Try these three simple mindfulness exercises.  

 

Here are three easy activities to try whenever you need a mental break, an emotional lift, or simply want to appreciate what you have. Spend 10 minutes with them every day and see how your perspective shifts.

  

Simple meditative techniques  

 A brief and basic meditation is an excellent method to begin practising mindfulness. 


  • Sit cross-legged on the floor or in a chair with a straight back. 
  • Concentrate on one aspect of your breathing, such as how air flows into and out of your nose or how your abdomen rises and falls as you breathe. Make an effort to pay attention to noises, sensations, and ideas. Accept and think about each individual without casting judgement. 
  • When your mind starts to race, bring it back to your breathing. Then extend your horizons once more. 
  • Take as much time as you need: one minute, five minutes, ten minutes - whatever suits your needs.
  • Experts in mindfulness meditation say that sticking to a regular meditation schedule is the most effective way to benefit from the practice.

  

Sticking to a regular meditation schedule, according to mindfulness meditation experts, is the most efficient approach to reap the benefits of the practise. 


An open condition of awareness 


"Open awareness" is another type of mindfulness that encourages you to stay in the now and completely participate in specific life situations. Open awareness can be practised in any task or situation, such as eating, walking, showering, cooking a meal, or working in the garden. 

When you're conducting these or other similar activities, follow these procedures. 


  • Pay attention to the physical and emotional sensations you're having in your body. 
  • Inhale through your nose to allow air to enter your lungs. Allow your stomach to stretch completely. Exhale slowly through your mouth. 
  • Continue to work on the task at hand carefully and deliberately. 
  • With each of your senses, pay attention to what you can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste. 
  • Try "single-tasking," or focusing your entire concentration on a single task at a time. 
  • Allow any thoughts or emotions to come to you and pass through you like clouds in the sky. 
  • If your mind wanders away from your current task, refocus your attention back to the sensation of the moment.

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Self-awareness is the ability to be aware of one's own body. 


Another way to cultivate mindfulness is to focus your attention on other ideas, objects, or feelings. While sitting calmly with your eyes closed, direct your attention on each of the following: 

  • Feelings: Pay attention to minor sensations like itch or tingle without criticising them, then let them go. Pay attention to each part of your body in turn, from head to toe. 
  • Sounds and sights: Take note of what you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel. Call them "sight," "sound," "smell," "taste," or "touch" without condemning them, and then let them go.
  • Allow for emotions to exist without condemning them. Practice naming feelings like "joy," "anger," and "frustration" in a steady and relaxed manner. 
  • Recognize and accept that when you have a hunger or an impulse (for example, to eat too much food or indulge in an unwanted habit), it will pass. Pay attention to how your body reacts as the need arises. Replace your desire for the craving to disappear with the assurance that it will.

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