It's hard to slow down and figure things out in a busy world. Try to intentionally give open, tolerant, and demanding attention to everything you do. Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend, focus on your breathing. Get comfortable and start breathing hard, deep, and slow.
Make sure your abdomen moves up and down as you breathe. Be aware of what happens in your body when the breath enters and then when it comes out of you. Acknowledge their thoughts if they arrive. Let them be and then let them go.
If your mind moves away, simply recognize that your mind has wandered, recognize where it went, and gently refocus on your breathing. Be there without rushing things or moving on to the next part of the day. This can be difficult, but remember that no matter what happens is OK. Look at it, let it go and then let it go.
Therefore, the second exercise involves following inhalation and exhalation throughout the process. It doesn't matter if they are short or long. The important thing is that you follow your breathing from start to finish. Let's say you're breathing and then think, “Oh, I forgot to turn off the light in my room.
There is an interruption. Just hold your breath until the end. Then you cultivate your mindfulness and focus. If you continue like this, your breathing will naturally become deeper and slower, harmonious and peaceful.
You don't have to make any effort, it happens naturally. As you move from one activity to the next throughout the day, it can be difficult to be aware. You can get back on track by pausing throughout the day to practice some basic mindfulness exercises. Since ending our addiction to technology is a much bigger task (and a topic for another blog), we need to develop practices in our daily lives to return to what really matters.
While there's nothing better than a good mindfulness meditation, it can sometimes be difficult to dedicate 20 to 30 minutes to meditation in our busy lives. Instead, we can create micropractices throughout the day to focus our attention. The body works without your participation: you breathe automatically, your heart beats continuously, and your body functions continue to work regardless of what you do. But the body constantly sends us messages through the sensations of the body.
Take a moment and check with your body, what do you notice? Where do you keep your blood pressure? Do you have aches or pains? Do you feel heavy or light? Focusing your attention on your body can help realign your attention to the present, but it also connects you to the information you need to better care for your body. For more tips on how to rely on body wisdom, you can check out my new course on how to develop more confidence. This is great, easy to read, easy to follow and use, I have several books on the subject, but this really encompasses the art of mindfulness, I'll take it with me and I've downloaded the app, I also like Head Space, however, that app has a charge. We'd love it if you'd follow us on social media to keep up to date with the latest Hey Sigmund news and upcoming events.
The second exercise is that, as you inhale, you follow your breathing from start to finish.