Deep breath in, deep breath out. This is usually what we think of when we hear the word "mindfulness", but I am here to tell you that there are more ways than just meditation to practice remaining present and in the moment. Mindfulness can actually be achieved through using your phone and buying jewelry! And no, this is not a shameless plug. Don't believe me? Check out my tips and tricks below to see for yourself.
USE TECHNOLOGY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
I get it. Phones are probably considered useless distractions to your local shaman, but I have some good news. They can be used for things other than stalking your ex or making impulse purchases after a few too many glasses (or bottles) of wine #nojudgementhere. Use the positive resources available to you! There are so many amazing apps and podcasts to help you with practicing mindfulness every day. Take Happy Not Perfect for example. Created by Poppi Jamie, a literal badass, this app helps you check in with how you are feeling, squeeze meditation into any timeframe, and offer you guides on how to navigate almost any situation. If you aren't much of an app person — no problem. There's plenty of podcasts to help with mindfulness. One of my favorites is On Being by Krista Tippett. For more recommendations, check out this list of the best mindfulness podcasts.
STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST TRENDS
Who said being hip wouldn't be helpful? There's a new trend hitting the wellness scene called sophrology and it's kinda like yoga meets meditation. They say it's best described as a stress management practice, and in times like this, a bit of stress management never hurt anyone. It uses relaxation techniques and dynamic movements to create your next favorite daily routine. Try it in the morning for an immediate inner calm to start your day, or at night to get a better sleep.
Daily affirmations are known to produce incredibly positive results, including setting you up for success. These empowering mantras have a huge impact on your conscious and subconscious, and can be your key to daily mindfulness. Lucky for you, affirmations aren't restricted to paper. There's plenty of ways to remind yourself of your affirmations, like wearing them on a shirt, or sporting them as your new favorite pair of stud earrings. Tell yourself you're a boss (or a badass) enough times, and you might just become one. It can't hurt to try.
These are just a few ways to practice mindfulness every day. If you want to be the best version of yourself, mindfulness is key, and I hope some of these tips can help you. Feel free to reach out and tell me your favorite way of practicing mindfulness! I would love to hear from you.
Yours in writing,