A Mindful Day

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Welcome to our weekly Purely Positive post.

‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans….’ John Lennon. Lyrics from one of Mummy’s favourite songs ‘Beautiful Boy.’ So how do you slow down time? How do you savour every moment, and make it count? By having a mindful day. It is possible, and here’s how :)

You might think that mindfulness is difficult, or takes too long or you’re not sure what it is, and whether you want to try it. Well, it is easy, simple, and can be done at any moment in your day.

a mindful day

 

  1. Focus only on what you are doing at the moment. Enjoy your morning coffee, meeting a friend, playing with your tot. If you don’t, it can pass in a blur without you really feeling it – or remembering it.
  2. If you have a mountain of things to do, it can feel overwhelming. Start with one ‘job’ and focus on that. Be it washing up, cleaning the bath, writing a post, whatever it is focus only on that. Bring your mind back to it if it wanders. Stay with it until it is complete, then move on to the next. You will feel more fulfilled.
  3. When you wake up, take a moment to just ‘be’. Feel your bed supporting you, feel the warm bedding covering you, hear the wind or rain and notice how it feels to be sheltered, warm, dry. Give thanks for this too.
  4. Similarly, when you go to bed, take a moment to appreciate your day. Think of a highlight and replay it in your mind. Then, notice how you feel, being aware of your bed, the quiet or the warmth, or whatever you notice.
  5. At any point in the day, when you remember, just ‘be’. Standing outside school, or in a queue, notice how you feel – what you feel. Use your senses. What can you see, hear, smell, taste, feel? This becomes easier with practice and will enrich your day.

The more you practice being mindful, the easier it becomes. These are small ways to have a mindful day, try them and see the difference it make to you. If It feels too difficult, or your mind wanders off again, notice how this makes you feel, and start again. It is important not to beat yourself up about it.

We would love to know how you get on!

23 Comments

  1. I really need to try these, I am always letting my head get heavy, little steps is key.

    Thanks for sharing xxx
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  2. This is a great post. Loved number 1. It’s so true and I need to think that more often
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  3. I have to practice this especially at night when I get more unwell and have to be still and recognise what i’m feeling. Thanks for sharing your tips.

    Angela

  4. A very inspiring post. I wish I could let me bed support me and just “be”. The day where I’m not being demanded out of bed before it’s even light will come one day

  5. This was such a touching post, I need to concentrate on every single one of these and will give them a good go! Such an eye opener! There’s really so much to be mindful of X
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  6. A great post. I am terribly guilty of #2 and often feel overwhelmed (normally relating to the Blog! I must start to take a moment more often x

  7. I’m definitely going to try some of these. Infact I think I need to try them all x

  8. I really need to take this advice I find myself constantly running about trying to do 100 things and nothing seems to ever get done! Great post x
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  9. I have two mindful books which are amazing I also have the calm app which is brilliant I love how mindfulness makes me feel relaxed and less stressed. I definitely get overwhelmed during the day when there is so much to do.

  10. Brilliant list, I definitely need to try these! Sometimes we need to appreciate everything around us x

  11. Such an inspiring post, must try some of these I think
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  12. I love this post! I am all about mindfulness, and it’s so important to remember to be mindful everyday. It makes a huge difference x
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  13. I couldn’t agree more with you! It is so important to be mindful in every aspect of your life as much as you can. X
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  14. I think I need to do this, it sounds a great way to just be me and relax more whilst also considering others x
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  15. I really need to take this advice. I’m always thinking 10 steps ahead and it’s so ooo tiring. Great tips!
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  16. I definitely try and practice this as I am a big one for trying to tackle too much at once and becoming overwhelmed. I do find that if I say to myself right, I’m going to clean the bathroom and everything else can wait then that’s what I do and it seems to help.
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  17. Mindfulness is so important! I need to remember to do it more often! x
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  18. Such a great post. I love just sitting somewhere quiet, closing my eyes and think of nothing x
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  19. I am currently reading a book on mindfulness, I think its really important to take the time to appreciate what you are doing x
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  20. So many good tips here. I am very interested in being more mindful in my day to day life.
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  21. I love mindfulness, a great philosophy to abide by.Life can be very overwhelming if you hurry everything.

  22. Great post! I think we all need a reminder to be mindful – it can make all the difference to your ay.

  23. Hi…..since practicing mindfulness it has made me less reactive to emotional situations. I spent some time living and working in a mindful community and loved it! You’re right I think small steps is the key. Thanks for sharing!
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