Would you like to learn how to refresh your mind while surrounded with the chaos of dealing with the betrayal in your marriage? One of the best ways to calm your mind is by practicing mindful living, i.e. living in the now.
There are many benefits, both mental and physical, from living your life in a mindful manner. And mindfulness is a simple skill that can be easily learned by anyone.
What is mindfulness and why you should start living your life in a mindful manner?
While practicing mindfulness is widely accepted as a positive thing, it’s not quite as easy to find a definition acceptable by everyone.
But here are a few popular definitions:
- “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.” – definition of “mindfulness,” oxforddictionaries.com
- “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
- “The practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.” – Merriam-Webster
One of the arguments for developing a present moment mindset is that by keeping your mind in the present avoids two negative emotions: regret and anxiety.
If your mind is in the past, you’re likely to feel regret. Allow the past to die. There’s no reason to torture yourself. Anxiety results from worrying about the future. If you’re not thinking about the future, you can’t worry about it.
While it’s important to plan for tomorrow and consider the future, most of us spend far too much time focusing on anything but the present.
Being able to live in the moment is a precious gift that allows you to appreciate your family, work, health, friends, and other aspects of life
How do you achieve a present moment mindset and learn to appreciate each second of the day?
These tips will help you in your journey to mindful living: