Alternative Ways To Be Mindful – That Don’t Involve Meditation
Mindfulness is about being in the present moment… It involves being fully present and aware of what’s going on for you, both internally & externally… with curiosity and without judgement. Mindfulness is great for our wellbeing generally, and has also been shown to assist in the treatment of a wide range of mental health concerns.
Many of us associate being ‘mindful’ with ‘meditating’. For those of you who don’t ‘like’ meditation, there are actually various ways you can practice mindfulness without it.
One alternative way is:
Pick a simple daily activity and use your 5 senses to focus on every aspect of that activity. It might be brushing your teeth, having a shower or hanging out the washing. Focus on what you can feel 🤝, see 👁️, smell 👃, hear 👂 and taste 👅 in every moment during that activity. This skill will help bring you into the present moment by slowing the action down and therefore helping you become mindful.
For more information, watch the video below: