Mastering Mindfulness – 5 simple tips to help

Mastering Mindfulness – 5 simple tips to help

There’s no doubt that the practice of mindfulness is inevitably helpful.

People who practice mindfulness mediation tend to be happier, healthier & even more productive.

But it’s also well known that … it’s easier said than done!

So for those of you wanting more health and happiness; for those who’d like to be more mindful but have, thus far, struggled, here are a few simple BUT super useful tips to get you on your way or to keep you on track…

via Psychology Today by Ryan Niemiec

Mindfulness is a paradox. It’s the easiest thing in the world and the hardest thing in the world. Let me explain.

Look at your right hand. See the shades of color in your skin? Notice the lines on your palm and the lines that separate the segments of your fingers? Easy to see, right? You just brought mindfulness to your right hand in this moment.

Now, consider the task of facing your deepest grief and sorrow. Or reflect on how it might be for you to bring your attention to extreme physical pain, hour after hour. Much more difficult to bring your curious (link is external)and open mindfulness to deep and real suffering, isn’t it?

But, you can cultivate your mindfulness. Here are 5 tips to find success with your mindfulness practice, whether you are new to mindfulness or someone who has been experiencing some hiccups in your practice.

Tip #1: Start with the easy stuff.

In order to boost your motivation and self-efficacy, build your mindfulness “muscle” by more closely sensing the natural warmth in your chest, the coolness of one sip of water, and the weight of your left foot when you take a step. At your next meal, pay attention to the flavors of not only your first few bites (the easiest parts of a meal to be mindful of) but several bites later…

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