Do you ever have doubts about whether you are practicing mindfulness the right way or not, especially in the beginning?
When beginners hear the word mindfulness, they develop their own concept in their minds and begin to practice it. Usually, they don’t experience the benefits right away, or if they do, the benefits aren’t long-lasting so they begin to feel as if this mindful practice is not effective.
Would you like to learn the common mindfulness mistakes you should avoid so you can enjoy its lasting benefits?
Then watch this short video:
In this short video special, I discussed how to practice mindfulness the right way by learning the 3 Mindfulness Mistakes To Avoid.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a technique used to train our brain to stay in the present moment, intentionally and non-judgmentally.
The media have often portrayed mindfulness in a mixed light, so some people tend to do it the wrong way and wonder why they are not seeing great results.
In this video, I addressed the three common myths about mindfulness and related them to the 3 basic principles or the MAP of Mindfulness: Meditation, Attitude, and Practice.
Mistake #1: Focus on thoughts/feelings vs. observing
One objective of mindfulness is to allow yourself to observe things non-judgmentally. Focusing too much on how you should feel while doing the observation causes you to feel stressed rather than feeling relaxed.
So having the attitude of being non-judgmental is really important when doing this practice. You have to learn to let go and accept things as they are.
Mistake #2: Mindfulness vs. Meditation
Meditation and mindfulness are words that are often used interchangeably, and people sometimes get confused.
Meditation means focusing on one point. It is one important component of mindfulness. In spiritual meditation, you practice focusing on a spiritual concept. In kindness meditation, you’re focusing on kindness. When you’re doing breath meditation, you’re focusing on your breath. On the other hand, when you’re doing mindfulness meditation, you’re focusing on the experience of the present moment.
Mistake #3: Striving vs. Allowing
When you are trying to learn any activity, or learning how to drive, bike, or swim, you don’t usually learn the first time around. The same is true with mindfulness; it takes practice.
By incorporating mindfulness practices into your day-to-day activities (whether you are walking, driving, or eating) and practicing it daily, you will see that you have a greater ability to stay calm, make better decisions, and accept life as it is.
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Remember, the present moment is a gift because it’s all you have right now.
Yesterday has gone and tomorrow is yet to come. All you have is today.
Embrace each moment and appreciate what is around you with mindfulness so that you may discover the joy that’s within you all along.
Dedicated To Your Health and Happiness,
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