I’ve been practising mindfulness for a few years but mindfulness only really started to make a huge positive impact on my life when I began to apply it to my everyday tasks rather than as separate more ‘formal’ practice. Although formal mindfulness practise or meditation obviously has it’s place, for me the real difference for me began when I started to approach everyday tasks in a mindful way. Using my senses to focus and experience on what it all around me without judgement. Whether it’s making a cup of tea mindfully, truly listening to someone in conversation or taking a mindful bath. I find that there is a direct link between the amount of my day I live mindfully and my levels of happiness, resilience and gratitude.
One of my favourite things to do is experience nature in a mindful way and I wouldn’t say I’m an outdoorsy kind of person. Often it can be a short mindful walk even for just 5 or 10 minutes and it doesn’t have to be anywhere different, although a mindful trip to the beach or countryside can be very special. Using my senses to truly look around me, feel the wind on my face, and experience the world through my body and not my mind.
It’s easy to walk on by and be so occupied in our minds that we fail to notice the world around us whether it’s the smell of a summer rain storm or the beauty of this Azalea with it’s little happy bee 🙂
I’d love to know what tasks you approach in a mindful way 🙂
Love & light, The Happy Bee x