When life is full of chaos, how can you remain calm? There’s a lot of pain, anger, and uncertainty in the world right now. Coming out of a global pandemic and experiencing social unrest, you may be feeling uneasy and affected by your environment. We honestly can’t think of a better time to be practicing mindfulness and exploring mindful living, especially as a form of self-care.
Simply put, mindful living is the ability to stay present despite your surroundings. This means being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and the physical sensations of your body moment to moment. But, why does that matter? Being able to stay present can help you remain calm amidst the chaos of life.
It’s been said that if you’re stuck in the past, you’re holding onto negative thoughts or experiences. And if you’re worrying about the future, you’re being driven by panic and fear. Only by being present can you be in full control of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Noticing how you feel each moment allows you to be responsive rather than reactive, which means that you act thoughtfully, instead of having an emotional knee-jerk reaction.
Everyone can benefit from being more mindful, from how you focus on a task to how you speak to others. To take better care of yourself, and do your part to help make the world a better place, here are 4 things you can adopt today for more mindful living: