Mindfulness is being present. It’s focusing on one thing at a time. It’s enjoying life to the fullest.
Mindfulness is difficult. It’s tempting to worry about what is to come or dwell on the past. But that’s not living.
It Takes Practice
Make a point to practice mindfulness. Stop yourself and focus on the present. Take in your surroundings. Feel the temperature. Hear the sound of the car driving by outside. See the colors of your environment.
Focus on the task at hand.
It is especially helpful to practice mindful eating. Not only does this allow you to enjoy your food more, but it has health benefits.
We don’t eat past the point of not being hungry when we eat mindfully. And we support digestion by chewing more slowly.
Make a rule to put down your fork between each bite. Chew until there is nothing left to chew. Enjoy the tastes, smells, and textures.
If you practice, you will be able to experience everyday mindfulness. This means living in the moment and experiencing life hear and now. In the present.
I still have a long way to go to get here. I’d love for you to join me on this journey.