8 Ways to Live Mindfully
- Be aware of your surroundings. While you’re walking, standing or sitting, be aware of the nature, people and architecture that surrounds you.
- Meditate. Set aside a time each day to sit still and focus on your breathing. When thoughts arise, try to simply view your thoughts as passing mental even, rather than judging them as positive or negative.
- Practice listening to others. Mindfulness can help us really listen more fully to what others are saying, by being present and attentive to their words.
- Express kindness. Make a point of expressing gratitude and appreciation of others; this will help to keep you in the present experience.
- Be still and dedicate some time to doing nothing and just ‘being’. As more and more of our time is filled with e-mails, texts, social media and entertainment, periods of silence and time alone brings respite.
- Slow down. Try to do just one task at a time, and eat slowly, taking time to appreciate the food you are feeding your body.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff. When we hold on to anxiety, it makes it more difficult to live within the moment. Allow yourself to feel your feelings, then let them be.
- Make every day chores and tasks a meditation. Cooking and cleaning are often seen as a drudgery, but actually they are good ways to practice mindfulness and can make great daily rituals.
FAQs Frequently asked questions?
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale, based on MBSR. The MBCT programme was designed specifically to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and has elements from cognitive behavioural therapy to help break negative thought patterns.
This Mindfulness Well-Being Programme is also an 8-week programme where the techniques and practice of mindfulness are embedded throughout the course, however we also use findings and best practice from the fields of Positive, Cognitive and Neuro Psychology to provide a more holistic approach of how to actualise human potential.
A number of mindfulness-based therapies have been developed and applied in Western mental health settings, (MBSR) and (MBCT). The evidence for their effectiveness is strong and convincing particularly regarding coping with psychological aspects of physical health and depression. It has developed into a secular discipline over the last 30 years.
We guarantee that if you follow the iCHOOSEMe techniques and apply them regularly you will achieve GREATER PEACE WITHIN with an improved SENSE and FOCUS on who you are. We will offer 3 free coaching sessions or your money back if you feel at all concerned with your outcomes.
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