Slow Down and Breathe
In the hectic, fast paced world we live in, it is important to slow down and savor the moment. Think of something small that makes you happy, whether it be a happy puppy, a warm embrace of a friend, a personal memory, or a shared moment among your family. Focus on pacing your breathing or thoughts if you feel you are getting too caught up or frantic in the hubbub of things. It can sometimes help to make a conscious effort to relax and be aware of your surroundings.
What does it Mean to be Mindful
Being mindful, interestingly, is more of a mindset, but it can also be a way of life. Mindfulness is a frame of reference, a decision to be consciously aware, and thinking about your being and the goings on about you. It can be a way to center your inner focus and channel your being and creative energy in new thoughts and new ways. It is a way to open yourself up to new possibilities, improve the quality of your thoughts, and open yourself up to new inspiration and new experiences in life. Be mindful!