Have you ever thought about being mindful? Do you understand what it means to be mindful?
Mindfulness is often confused with meditation; while both have some degree of similar aspects, they are quite distinctive. Being mindful means being aware of your thoughts, letting them flow as they are and being connected to your surroundings.
It is only natural that during busy times of the year, such as Christmas, one tends to get overwhelmed by the hubbub of the festivities. Practicing mindfulness often sounds intimidating. People usually complicate the techniques, but once you try them, it is quite simple.
To be mindful, you don't require an hour or two hours, but even ten minutes are enough to ground yourself. Sometimes we could all use grounding and staying in tune with our reality, especially when we feel like we might be getting too into our head about something. While most say that 'an empty brain is a happy brain', it is not entirely true. Being aware of your thoughts helps you streamline them.
Tips That Will Come in Handy
These are just a few tips, and I hope you will try to implement them. It all starts with baby steps. A few deep breathing techniques should help you, and remember to be patient with them. Sometimes we need to be reminded that we are only human and that all our emotions, thoughts, and feelings are valid.
You can always book your BYOU therapist nearby for more guidance.
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