When You Start to Focus on the Now, Your Senses and Focus Start to Improve
I love reading non-fiction books, blogs, and watching YouTube videos. Most center around how to, self help and lifestyle topics. I remember as a young girl, visiting our local library and flipping through cook books. Searching for books on the people of foreign countries and marveling at animals of South America. It all took me to another place and helped me learn more about our big, beautiful world. I am a consumer of knowledge.
As I write, it’s interesting how I want to create non-fiction, to talk about topics that interest me. One of those topics is mindfulness. A simplified definition of mindfulness is to notice what is happening now. When you start to focus on the now, your senses and focus start to improve.
Benefits of Meditation
Mindfulness has helped me to slow down and be more appreciative of life. I am able to notice and be aware of what is around me. It’s led to a greater sense of calm. I have a better control over my emotions. My memory has improved. For others, I have read that it can lead to lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, help with depression and weight loss.
How to Incorporate Mindfulness into Your Day to Day Life
Throughout the day, I try to pay attention to the small details. I listen to birds when walking to my car. I pause to look at the sunrise when working in my kitchen. I listen more attentively when talking to a friend. When brushing my teeth, cleaning the house, or eating dinner, I focus on the sight, sound, taste, feel and smell of what is front of me. All of the sudden, mundane tasks become enjoyable experiences. Peace and joy can be found in the little things.
Do you practice mindfulness? If so, how? 🙂
If you want more information on mindfulness, here is a link.