If mindfulness is headlining your list of New Year’s Resolutions this year but you’re not exactly sure what the hell it is and haven’t managed to get round to it yet, we’ve enlisted expert guidance.
According to The Dictionary, mindfulness is ‘a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.’
If you’re as baffled as we are, here are seven *simple* ways to begin your practice effectively.
1. Begin Intentionally
Mindfulness is going to take some of your time and will require perseverance before bearing fruit so it is very important to be clear why you are starting this journey and what you are hoping to gain.
Start by thinking about the following questions:
- Why do I want to practice mindfulness?
- What am I seeking to create in my life?
- What would I like to experience more of, and less of, in 2020?
- How will I know if I am becoming more mindful?
Next, write down the following sentence starters,