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4 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Anywhere

4 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Anywhere

One of the joys of mindfulness is that you can do it anywhere! You don’t need to sit in silence for hours, chant mantras, or even close your eyes.

Mindfulness simply means bringing your complete attention to the present. Being where you are right now. Not allowing distracting memories of the past or anxieties about the future pull you away from this moment.

Be right here, right now.

Here are 4 great mindfulness tips you can use to stay grounded in the present, no matter what time of day it is or where you are.

Practice Mindfulness Anywhere with these 4 tips:

1. Breathe

You can use the 3 Breaths technique to anchor your awareness firmly in the present. It’s so easy; you can do it right now as you’re reading this.

Simply bring your attention to your breath – breathe in slowly and gently, following the path of your breath with your mind. Breathe deep, into your belly. Then breathe out slowly and gently,  paying full attention to the movement of your breath. Notice the subtle energy shift; a calm peacefulness. This is how mindfulness feels. Repeat three times.

You can do this anywhere at any time, and no one else will know that you are practicing mindfulness, unless, of course, you want to share this simple technique with them.

2. Check in with your senses

When you’re finding it a little difficult to find your inner peace or  your mind is distracted, try the 5 Senses Check-in.

Make a conscious decision to disconnect from all the distractions around you and focus your awareness on what you can see, feel, hear, smell, and taste.

This simple exercise will ground you in the present moment.  Use it anytime you’re feeling a little stressed or unfocused.

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3. Seize Opportunities

Take every opportunity that comes your way to practice mindfulness, anywhere. Waiting in line or being stuck in traffic are perfect opportunities to practice mindfulness, instead of being swept into the anxiety or anger that might present in those situations.

Tip:  Look for opportunities in your every-day routine to practice mindfulness anywhere.

Use mindfulness techniques when you might feel frustrated or impatient. Put a smile on your face.  Watch your breath. Let the stress ease away.

As a side effect, you’ll start to see these unexpected circumstances as useful instead of just inconvenient.

4. Use mindfulness to create space in your day

No matter how busy you are, you can use mindfulness to build more space into your day.  Here’s a few ways to begin:

  • Before you send an email, take time to breathe and notice your breath, then read the email again and decide if you want to send it.
  • Smile at other people you see on a walk or while running errands and notice their reactions.
  • Choose to disconnect from  all your devices for a while.
  • During conversations, sit back and really listen. Give the other person your full attention and respect. This adds meaning to your conversations.
  • As you’re walking along outdoors, really notice the sky, the leaves on the trees,  flower buds and blooms, shapes, textures, and colors you find along your path.

I call this a Wander & Wonder walk.  You simply wander along and wonder at the things you see along the way.  This works for day trips, hikes, or even strolling down a familiar street or walking in the park.  I do this often, and this just might be my favorite way to practice mindfulness anywhere.

If you’re on Instagram, you can stop by and see the things I notice on my Wander & Wonder adventures.

Summary – You can practice mindfulness anywhere

Mindfulness isn’t difficult to practice. It’s available to everyone, anywhere, at any time.  Take advantage of these small practices and watch the magic that unfolds in your life.

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Blessed be.


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