Hey MAD crew
We are coming at you with another wellness blog & this week we want to chat about mindfulness.
In between the hustle and bustle of 9-5 jobs, side hustles, social lives, exercise routines and adulting it can be hard to find the time to wind down and relax your brain.
Trust me, we will be the first to tell you that we probably bite off more than we can chew and struggle to implement self-care practices.
But even if it’s 10 minutes a day, it will still make the world of difference!
We’ve come to realise that it’s important to maintain a balance between work, social life and self care. Particularly self-care and mindfulness.
We particularly prioritise it when we feel ourselves in our heads too much! If we spend every minute of the day working towards our goals, we fail to be present in the moment and really relish in the moments around us.
We love to get out in nature and really reset back to the present moment, switch off technology and come back to our centre.
We often find our best and most creative ideas come to us when we choose to switch off and come back to the present.
But what is mindfulness?
Mindfulness teaches you to focus on the present. You. Here. Breathing. Now. It encourages you to concentrate on the feelings that you’re feeling then and there, rather than worrying about the future or reliving past moments.
So today, we want to leave you with 3 EASY tips to practice Mindfulness activities, that you can incorporate it into your daily routine.
- Express Gratitude: List 5 things that you are grateful for. When you write down what you are grateful for that day it reminds you to focus on the little things, it teaches your brain to look out for the small gratitudes and it flips your perspective from negative to positive.
- Slow down your Breathing: Focus on each inhale and exhale. Breathe in. Hold for 5. Exhale. Repeat. This is a great way to reset your central nervous system & come back to your centre.
- Put down your phone: Putting down your phone will encourage you to focus on yourself and will give you time to focus on the now. Technology is such a leading force in people feeling disconnected from their reality, so put down the phone, get out in nature and remind yourself to enjoy the little moments.
Mindfulness doesn’t have to be complicated. Just simple processes that make you aware of your beautiful existence. We encourage you to take the time to relax, you deserve it!
Take time to really focus on the little things, because at the end of the day, the little things are really the big things!
Mads and Jayme xx