The Ultimate Guide to Mindfulness

 

Negative thoughts and emotions can interfere with our day to day lives. It’s important to try not to let these get to you. But if you don’t know how to properly identify all of your negative thought patterns, they will begin to get in the way of living a happy life.
I can’t say that I live a 100% 24/7 mindful life, But overtime I have learned how to quickly get my thoughts under control, and to live in the present without many worries. It would be unrealistic to expect yourself to be mindful all the time, it’s just not possible, and that’s okay.

Today I will be sharing a guide that I use to be mindful and live in the moment! What is mindfulness anyway?

 

 

By definition, mindfulness is “the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.” To put that in a more simply way, you could call mindfulness “Living in the moment.” When hearing such a simple definition, you may think that it’s easy being mindful, but with thoughts and worries getting in the way of just trying to live in the moment, it can get very hard. Especially if your super busy with home life, work life, family life and so on.

So where do you begin?

This can be a tough question, because you start right now, in fifteen minutes, tomorrow, or a whole year from now. You can be mindful literally anywhere at anytime. My favorite method is doing a 21 day challenge. It takes about 21 days to start a new habit, so I believe if you spend 21 days trying to be mindful throughout the day, it may begin to come easier afterwards. My 21 day challenge for mindfulness involves spending 10 minutes at each location you go to during the day trying to be mindful.

For example: After you wake up, try to spend 10 minutes being mindful at home, if you go to work, out to run errands, etc, try to spend 10 minutes being mindful at each of those locations. What I love about doing this is that you can adjust the time to more or less than 10 minutes if needed, and it’s easy and doesn’t take up to much time. After those 21 days you can reflect on how you felt when being mindful and you can choose to continue doing so with more time added on.

Other Mindfulness Activities-

Meditation- Taking a couple minutes to just sit in silence and listen to all the sounds that surround you is one of my favorite ways to relax. When meditating you begin to notice things about how your breathing, feeling and sounds that you never pay any mind to at any other time. Just spending a small amount of time doing nothing is super beneficial.

Doing one thing at a time, and spending a long time doing- This may be annoying at first to those who are always busy with a lot on their plates. You might be thinking “There’s no way I’ll get anything done” But when you actually spend your time on one thing and doing it slowly and deliberately your time will not go to waste. This will help you learn to do things with quality and not quantity. It will take practice at first but in the long run may help your working life.

Stop worrying about the future- This is hard, because we all feel like there is something to worry about. But it’s always most important to focus on what’s happening now rather than what’s going to happen in the future. The future doesn’t exist yet, and you are what makes the future. This can be a hard thing to grasp, but focusing on the now will lead to better future. So every time you feel yourself worrying, try to get your mind back in mindful mode.

The benefits-

There are so many benefits of being mindful that I can list, but here are just a few:
– Less anxiety
– Feeling more accomplished with life
– Less worrying and feel overwhelmed
– Lowering blood pressure and improving memory

Those are a just a few things that will come when being mindful. It’s important to remember that mindfulness is not always easy but it is always beneficial. Practice makes perfect!

I hope you found this simple guide helpful! Please feel free to let me know any comments, questions or concerns that you may have!

Much love

Rosie xoxo

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5 Great Tips for Creating the Perfect Bucket List!

creating a bucket listHello everyone!

I recently talked about setting goals Here! And I decided to stay on the topic and talk about creating a bucket list! So if you enjoy this article and want tips on setting regular goals check out that link!

Everyone wants to live the life of there dreams, we all have our ideas of a ‘bucket list’ There are a few things that many get in the way of creating or completing a bucket list, such as money or time. But don’t give up on yourself!

Sometimes you have to just jump in and do it.

Stop waiting, life will only continue to pass you by, life won’t wait for you! Set those goals and just start getting stuff done. You obviously don’t have to complete everything right away, but you have to start somewhere. You have only one life to live, so live it up!

5 Tips for creating a great bucket list-
What is your budget?-

This is important, of course. But don’t let it hold you back, if you want to travel across the globe, you’re going to have plan out how much money that you need to save so you can finally complete that goal. When creating your budget, the most important thing to consider is how much money you make, and how much you want to save, and when you want to complete your goal. My favorite place for budgeting ideas is pinterest!!

What makes you happy?

I know, this is a no-brainer. But sometimes to figure this out, you have to actually sit down and do some serious deep thinking about it. You know know what makes you happy, such as movies, good food, and cats, but how can those be made into some serious goals that are worth adding to your bucket list?

Think of your childhood!bucket list dreams

I say this for finding inspiration for literally everything. When you are a child, you are full of the biggest dreams and motivations. I found my passion by thinking about what where my favorite things to do when I was a child. I loved animals as a kid, and as I got older I began to forget about that, but I did end up working with animals again and I realized how much I loved it. It was something I loved all along, but I completely forgot about it. So always look to your childhood and see what happens!

Find inspiration.

Take time to actually find inspiration, go for a walk, meditate, read an inspiring book. Starting a bucket list may sound like an easy thing to do but sometimes it can be hard, especially when you have no clue where to start or you have no motivation to complete the goals you have or even write any down.

Remember, it’s all about you!

This is about you, not anyone else, you can of course involve others in the goals on your bucket list, but they have to be the goals that you want. Do this to fulfill your lives dreams, not anyone else’s. When you sit down to write the goals for your bucket list, think of exactly what you want and exactly what will work for you, not about any one else!

Don’t forget- Start today, don’t hold back!

I hope that you all enjoyed reading this and find all these tips useful! Please feel free to leave feedback in the comments or Contact me Here!

Stop holding back on your dreams!

Love,

Rosie xo

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