Your best self is so much more than achieving your goals and maximizing your time to do more of the things you love.
Your best self also includes your ability to feel good about yourself in the present moment. It’s about:
- Feeling good in your skin - regardless of what’s happening
- Investing in your state of wellness - mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual
- Feeling in control of your life - even when stuff gets tough
And as you know, this isn’t always easy!
Everyday stresses, overwhelm, pressures, responsibilities, and challenges - to name just a few. Each of these affect the way we feel about ourselves and our lives.
And when we don’t feel our best, it’s hard to achieve our best.
Mindfulness tools and practices can help you feel more empowered and in control of yourself and your life. Let’s explore what this means in practice...
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
In simple terms, mindfulness is about paying attention to your thoughts and feelings and the world around you - so you can be more aware of the present moment.
It’s not uncommon to get caught up in thoughts and feelings about the past and the present that we overlook and underplay the power we have in the present moment.
Mindfulness practices can help you calm your worries and fears about the past and the present, by putting your attention on what’s actually happening NOW.
And it’s a practice proven to help relieve stress and anxiety.
But there are other benefits too…
For example, mindfulness can help you:
2. Create more clarity and calm - so you can make better decisions.
3. Make space to tune into your inner wisdom and intuition - so you can feel more empowered.
Of course, all of these benefits can increase the quality of your life too. When you feel better about yourself, you also feel more empowered to do the things that enhance your work-life harmony.
HOW TO PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
If you’re one of those people who doesn’t have time for mindfulness, I get you!
When you’re super busy, it’s hard to imagine taking time out to do what can feel like nothing! You can feel you’re wasting time when you could be checking off something else on your to-do list.
But the reality is, just a few mindful minutes can actually help you to free up the energy, bandwidth, and focus you need to do your next task better - and quicker.
What’s more, mindfulness doesn’t have to involve spending hours sitting in a lotus position [although it can be!] We’re all different - and the important thing is to discover a practice that works for you.
For example, you could practice:
- Deep breathing
- Walking in nature
- Yoga or tai chi
To name just a few.
And while a one-off mindfulness practice will help you approach whatever’s next with more calm and clarity, you’ll get elevated results if you practice consistently. [Preferably daily].
Which is why we’ve created a Mindfulness Challenge.
Introducing the Mindfulness Challenge
The Mindfulness Challenge is a month’s worth of bite-sized mindfulness meditations.
Each day, commit to a mindfulness meditation that lasts between 5 - 10 minutes. Each meditation is designed to increase your sense of calm and clarity - so you can go about your day feeling more empowered. If you do this practice daily, you can experience other benefits too, including:
1. Learn to be more present with your goals, relationships, and your life.
2. Boost your mental and physical wellbeing by feeling calmer and more centered.
3. Deepen your breathing to help relieve stress and anxiety.
4. Improve concentration, focus, and productivity by learning to quiet an overactive mind.
5. Create more clarity so you can make better decisions.
6. Make space to tune into your inner wisdom and intuition.
7. Empower yourself to perform at your highest level.
8. Enjoy a daily act of self-care with space just for you.
9. Elevate your work-life balance.
10. Connect more deeply with your mind, body, and spirit.
The Mindfulness Challenge is the perfect way to embed a mindfulness habit into your life.
You’ll find that the meditations are the perfect way to start your day - so feel free to integrate them into your existing morning routine. And if you don’t yet have a morning routine, why not use this challenge as an excuse to create one!
You can also turn to the meditations if you want to create a fresh perspective during your day - for example if you feel yourself becoming stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed.
Build a Mindfulness Habit
And if you’re looking for a tool that will help you track your mindfulness practice, you’ll love the Habit Roadmap. This powerful productivity tool is an effective way to help you create good habits that stick.
This 90-day habit tracker allows you to track your performance against 12 daily habits and 8 weekly habits.
Simply note down the habits you want to master and create yourself a winning streak. You’ll find the high of seeing all those daily checks will inspire you to keep going - even when you don’t want to.
In a world where it’s becoming increasingly important to prioritize mental health, mindfulness is a simple way to make quality time to feel good.
So come and join the Mindfulness Challenge and commit to creating a good habit that can help you be your best.