Welcome back to this month’s series on mindfulness. During today’s mini conversation, we explore 10 simple tips to help you prioritize mindfulness in your day-to-day life. From mindful breathing in the morning, to body and breath awareness at night, today’s conversation teaches you how to use the rhythms of your day to create little pockets of presence and mindfulness that will change the way you live. You’ll hear how Jessica uses the natural rhythms of her day as triggers to practice mindfulness and pay closer attention to her communication processes. Next, Jessica shares some tips on how to approach your work mindfully, from sitting at your computer, changing your environment during your lunch break, and creating moments to pause and breathe throughout the day. She also introduces listeners to three practices you can build into your at-home habits to help you stay rooted in the present moment. Tune in to hear some powerful tips you can implement today.
Key Points From This Episode:
Today’s topic: 10 tips to help you prioritize mindfulness in your everyday life. Tip number one: starting the day with mindful breathing.The yogic belief that breath is the one thing that keeps you in the present moment.Tip number two: taking 10 mindful breaths throughout the day.Setting reminders on your phone to remember to take the time to breathe. Tip number three: use the natural rhythms of your day as triggers to practice mindfulness.Jessica’s habit of noticing yellow things as she drives to remind her to take a mindful breath.Tip number four: bring awareness to your communication processes.Tip number five: becoming aware of your bodily sensations when you sit at your computer.Tip number six: change your environment at lunch and eat mindfully.Tip number seven: closing your office door to take a moment to pause and breathe.Tip number eight: taking a moment at the end of the day to retrace the day’s activities.Tip number nine: create an unwinding routine when you get home in the evenings.How the habit of washing your hands when you get home in the evening can be an opportunity to practice mindfulness.Tip number ten: bring awareness to your body and breathing when you fall asleep at night.An invitation to work these into your day as we prepare for next week’s episode on mindset.
“Yogis believe that the breath is the one thing that keeps you in the present moment. There’s no way to breathe for yourself in the past, and there’s no way to breathe for yourself in the future. So the breath is always our guide to bring that monkey mind back to the present.” — Jessica Gershman [0:00:46]
“There’s no better way to start your day than with a few mindful breaths.” — Jessica Gershman [0:01:07]
“Life is full of interruptions, and all the interruptions that happen throughout the day can really be the anchor and reminder for us to breathe mindfully.” — Jessica Gershman [0:01:51]
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