8 Ways To Live More Mindfully

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Living mindfully has a ton of benefits. It can bring you a sense of inner peace and contentment, help you to live more in the present moment and be more at one with yourself in general. Today I'm going to be running through eight different ways you can live your life more mindfully.
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1) Drink More Water:

It's a simple one, but taking the time out of your day on a regular basis to drink some water can help you tune in with yourself and stops you from just running on auto-pilot 24/7 and gives you a chance to catch your breath as well as obviously hydrating you and keeping you healthy. 

2) Meditate:

Something I've been trying to do more is meditate, it's such a great way to get in tune with yourself and see how you're doing mentally by seeing what kind of thoughts pop up when you're trying to quieten your mind. Take 10 minutes out of your day, every day to practise meditation and you can completely shift your reality into being a more positive, healthy and mindful one. 

3) Live Your Life Intentionally:

As I briefly mentioned earlier in this post, we often live our lives on auto-pilot meaning we miss many of the opportunities and blessings that come our way because we're just so 'go go go' all the time. I've done a full post on how to live more intentionally, so I recommend you give that a read if you've no idea what I'm talking about but basically it's where you live your life with your goals and ambitions and purpose in mind, taking these into account for each decision you make. 

4) Keep A Journal:

I've done a full post on why you should keep a journal, but taking 20-30 minutes out of your day each day to write can really help you be more mindful. Whether you're writing about your day or writing from inspiration, tapping into your creativity can really help you be more mindful in general.

5) Practise Gratitude: 

Practising gratitude is a great way to be more mindful and can make you feel more happy and grateful for your life. Try writing down at the end of each day, or the beginning it's up to you, three things you have to be grateful for and over time you'll notice how much more abundant your life feels. 

6) Connect To Your Senses:

You could try 'grounding' techniques every so often to get in tune with your senses and bring you back down to reality and stop your mind from wandering. Try noticing what you can see around you, what you can feel and what you can hear. Tapping into your senses helps bring you back into the present moment, it works wonders for anxiety, but can be used by anyone to help them feel more in the present. 

7) Get Enough Sleep:

It's the building blocks to a good day really, you need to be getting enough sleep to stand any chance of having a good day and being able to live more mindfully. Check out my 11 tips for better sleep blog post for some advice. 

8) Be More Present:

I know it's technically what we're covering in this blog post, but by actively trying to live more in the present moment - not dwelling on the past and not worrying about the future - we allow ourselves to be happy and to be free and it's one of the most mindful things you can do. Try taking a few minutes to focus on your breathing and taking in your surroundings and you'll notice you'll be at one with the present moment you're in. 

So, those are my tips on living more mindfully. I'm no expert on mindfulness, but this is just me sharing my experiences of it since I discovered the meaning behind mindfulness about seven years ago. Hope this helped. 

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4 comments

  1. A journaling habit can be a great mindfulness technique to incorporate into our lives, especially if we start practicing gratitude more frequently. Loved this list!

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  2. I love the idea of living more intentionally! I do so many things on autopilot and it's the opposite of being mindful!!!!! I love the quote 'be where your feet are' for reminding me to be mindful and just see the world around me and being more present

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  3. Thanks for these tips! I'm not much for the traditional style journalling, but I really love the gratitude journaling! I've been writing down 3 things I'm grateful for each morning. I think it really gets my day started on the right foot! I also need to work on getting more water. Thanks!

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  4. Love these tips. I am such a fan of journaling and also like to pause and remind myself to life with intention and purpose.

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