Many people think that mindfulness or meditation mean you have a completely clear mind, with no distractions. For most of us, that’s just not possible! When you’re working on mindfulness or meditation, distractions will happen... whether internal or external. Acknowledge them, and release them. This “cell phone notification” analogy helps put it in perspective: send those thoughts to voicemail!
Sometimes the world gets hectic, and we lose touch with our physical selves. Grounding helps bring you back down into your body, so you can feel calmer and more present. Try using this quick activity when stress starts to get to you!
This week is full of reminders of Valentine’s Day, which can have mixed feelings for many of us. Regardless of your relationship status, it’s always a good idea to spend some time building your self-love. We can’t pour from an empty cup, so fill your cup with kindness and love. Feeling great? Spread the love to friends and loved ones. 🥰 Drop a comment below and let us know... what’s one thing you love about yourself?
If you’re in the US, chances are you had a lot of snow over the weekend! I like to surround myself with cozy things when it snows, so today’s Mindful Monday plays into that. Brew a cup of tea and make it a game to see how many different things you can sense. The sound of the water bubbling, the colors of the tea leaves, the steam caressing your face, how the mug feels in your hand, etc. Prefer coffee or a smoothie for your morning? That works too! Just be present and soak up all the nourishing feelings!
Jenni O'Connor is the main blog author, and is the owner of Studio Phoenix, and one of its Senior Instructors. Learn more about her here. We will also feature blog posts by various guest authors!