Top Tips to Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is both the easiest and the hardest thing in this world.  It’s a natural process which comes more naturally to us when we practice. Are you able to bring your attention to experience the things occurring in your present? If not, don’t lose your heart! You can always cultivate it.

Here are the top 4 ways to Cultivate Mindfulness

1. Start It Easy:

In order to cultivate your mindfulness, start with easy, simple things. This will boost your motivation and self-confidence. Start with focusing and paying attention to small things, like sensing your breath, watching closely the lines on your palm, sensing the coolness of the water you sip, etc.

2. Don’t Meditate For Long:

People generally feel that doing meditation is beneficial only when it is done for a subsequent time, like 45 minutes or an hour. This is of course beneficial, but for those who have more self-control and have mastered their emotions. However, there are others too who lack win that self-control. For them, starting with a shorter duration is good to go. What’s more important is consistency. Start with what you can easily follow every day. Having a routine of meditation for a shorter duration is more helpful than irregular sessions of longer duration.

3. Practice ANY Type Of Mindfulness You Desire:

Go where your motivation is highest, where you can give your undivided attention. The point here is, don’t do it thinking it’s an additional thing you are doing. Practice mindfulness by doing what you love and what comes naturally to you. It can be any of your habits or routine activity. However, it is to be noted that there is a big difference between doing something and doing something mindfully.

4.  Forgive Yourself, Over And Over Again:

Be compassionate and forgiving with yourself, especially when you are into the process of cultivating something like mindfulness. Stop blaming yourself for every wrong thing happening with you and around you. Forgive yourself for forgetting, forgive yourself for failures, forgive yourself for any bad outcome. you won’t even realise the strength self-compassion will bring to you. Spend more time thinking what you do and not what you don’t.

Practice these regularly. We are sure you will love being more mindful!

Shokhi Agarwal