Mindfulness has been a hot topic for a while now, but what does it really mean to be mindful? At its most basic, mindfulness is something we can all incorporate into our daily lives, it is the ability to live in the moment and be truly aware of our surroundings.
Sharmilee Agarwal Kapur, a pranic-healing practitioner and co-founder of Atmantan, a luxury wellness resort situated among the Sahyadri mountains near Pune in India shares his top 5 tips on how we can all be a little bit more mindful.
1. Focus on Your Breathing
2. Appreciate the Little Things In Life
Your favourite song playing on the radio, getting to pet a dog, receiving a funny meme from a friend…take the time to appreciate the small things that make you happy. Take time out of your day to do one small thing that makes you happy, even if it’s just picking up a magazine and having a cup of tea out of your favourite teacup!
3. Sleep Peacefully!
We tend to be lost in thoughts, past or present or in some cases, future, when trying to sleep. Forget the bad memories and situations; focus on today and practice breathing when you are on your bed, waiting to sleep. Mindfulness is all about conditioning your brain to think about what you want it to and while sleeping, the only thing you want to think about is sleep!
4. Be Mindful at Work
Swamped with work and have a lot to tick off your to-do list? Mindfulness can help! Have a chat with your colleagues and take a moment away from your desk. Stop to think about all that you have achieved and everything you want to achieve at work that day.
5. Practice mindfulness when eating
Enjoy each bite of your food. Savour each mouthful and try not to rush your lunch sitting at your desk at work! Take time to enjoy your food and be grateful for the lovely meal in front of you. It will taste much better this way, I promise!
7. Lastly, treat yourself to some me-time
Plug yourself off from society and focus on the things you like and enjoy doing. A spa session coupled with yoga can help you feel refreshed, rejuvenated and recharged for new challenges.
Visit https://www.atmantan.com for more information.