I recently talked to a woman who was experiencing a higher level of stress than usual due to changes in her life. She had heard about mindfulness but was not able to start practicing mindfulness as she felt she needed extra time- which she did not have.
Do you also struggle in finding time to pause and be mindful while trying to catch up on all the tasks on your long to-do list?
Here’s some good news to start with: you don’t need extra time to start practicing mindfulness. It is a lifestyle. All you need is discipline, willingness to practice, and some tools to help you get started.
In this video, I have shared a helpful tool called the “Mindfulness Practice Tracking Sheet.” You can use this tool as a guide to help you develop the habit of mindfulness and be able to incorporate this practice into your everyday routine.
Check out this video to dig deeper into this stress-busting technique where you will learn:
0:00 min Introduction
1:37 min What is mindfulness?
2:12 min: How To Practice Mindfulness?
2:47 min Three aspects of mindfulness
2:50 min Aspect#1: Meditation
3:14 min Aspect#2: Attitude
3:40 min Aspect#3: Practice
4:11 min How To Use the Mindfulness Tracking Sheet
4:16 min Tip #1: Mindful Activities: Choose any activity in your day where you can take one minute to practice being mindful (How to track: 8:54 min)
5:40 min Tip #2: Mindful Mealtime: Spend at least 3 minutes in your mealtime to savor your food and be mindful (How to track: 9:22 min)
6:34 min Tip #3: Mindful Bedtime: Spend at least 7 minutes before you sleep to do a body scan or progressive muscle relaxation.
So, did you learn something that may help you? Let me know by answering this question: “How many minutes a day can you practice mindfulness without putting in any extra time?” I would love to hear from you!
Remember, every day is a new opportunity to be better. Strive to improve 1% daily. You can do it.