Mindfulness is something you hear about a lot these days. It means living in the moment and noticing things while they happen or while you do them. It helps getting to know yourself better and to accept the way you are. Mindfulness is about all aspects in life and a holistic concept that can indeed also be seen as a way of living.
Mindfulness in our modern and fast digital world
But why is mindfulness so popular these days? Why are there even “mindfulness coaches” nowadays and why are meditation and yoga celebrating a renaissance? Why are lots of people deciding to do their holidays in the countryside rather than in big cities? And why are we doing things like “digital detox” weekends where we disconnect and won’t touch our phones for a couple of days? Well, the answer is as easy as it is obvious: in our digitally connected world, in which we are always online and always on the go, we wish for nothing more than simply disconnect from time to time.
Those who can’t manage to take breaks from their stressful everyday-lives and to practice mindfulness on a regular basis at at least from time to time, tend to get ill more often and are more likely to suffer from stress syndromes like burn-out at some point in their lives…
4 suggestions for practicing mindfulness in your everyday-life
But how to become more mindful? Are there some simple tricks to live by or do you need a guiding teacher to learn a more mindful lifestyle? Well, today, I’ve written down four simple tricks to start getting into a more mindful mindset, but if you want or need more, a mindfulness coach might be just who you should consult…
1. Block at least one hour of every day just for yourself. And it doesn’t matter if you use this hour to meditate, to do yoga, take a relaxing walk through the park or forest – without your phone, or if you use it for journaling or reading. This hour is yours to do whatever feels good and right for you to become more calm and relaxed.
2. If you’re feeling stressed out: exhale fully and deeply through your nose and then, inhale refreshingly and full through your nose and into your belly again. Repeat this breathing technique as often as you need to feel more relaxed again. This deep and relaxing kind of breath into your belly and the full exhaling are cleansing your body and help you gain more inner calm. Repeat this as often as you feel you need it.
3. Practice “mindful eating” which is a method to become more mindful in everyday-life situations. Notice everything about your food. The taste, the consistency, the temperature, the smell and how it looks like. Chew slowly and mindfully and enjoy this moment of refueling your body with the goods of Mother Nature. And don’t eat while standing or walking, it is too stressful for your body. Always sit down for eating and celebrate every bite.
4. Watch yourself from afar, as if you were standing behind yourself. Notice how you move, how you talk, how you act and then, evaluate your actions, especially the subconscious ones, and reconsider them. Do you really wan’t to act and talk like you just did? What can you change about your behavior to make you a nicer person to be around?
Those would be my ideas on how to practice mindfulness in everyday-life. How do you practice mindfulness? Do you have any more tips for me? Do write them down in the comments if you like!
Our outfits for the autumn/winter “Be Mindful”-campaign by Fashion ID
The current autumn campaign by Fashion ID is quite fittingly also called “Be MindfuL” and you can find all the beautifully curated fashion pieces online at Fashion ID*.
For our very mindful weekend getaway into nature, Max and I put on lovely warm but stylish outfits that you can see in today’s post. We both really love cord for autumn season as it underlines the vibes of leaves falling and cozy moments just perfectly. With the cord, we combined soft turtleneck knits, easy jeans and cool boots and like this, we were enjoying nature to the fullest and noticed it very mindfully with all our senses, as you can also see in our mood film:
Max is wearing a cord jacket by Drykorn*, and the suiting Drykorn cord trousers*. His soft turtle neck pullover by Christian Berg Men* suits the look just as nicely as his beautiful Chelsea boots by Gant*.
I combined my turtle neck pullover by Montego* with a super cool cord jacket by Edited* and the perfect pair of jeans by Levi’s*. On my feet, I’m wearing the nicest boots by ALPE* and a scarf by Marc Cain*.
Since it go a bit windy and cold later that afternoon, I was very happy that Max also had also packed the most perfect soft knit by Tigha*. It kept me warm quite perfectly.
How do you like our looks and what are your favorites for autumn and winter? Do let me know in the comments!
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