Our busy lives have gotten everyone in bit of a twist.
We go about our day with constant thoughts in our heads, whether it is about the past, the future, things we want, things we don’t want, and all kinds of chatter that goes on in our head.
We are a product of our own doing, and evolution has blessed us with intelligence, but with this comes the responsibility to make sure we do not drown out the outside world with our own voice in our minds.
What happens when our minds are constantly rambling away is that we tend to miss more of what is going on in the world.
We miss all the beautiful details in the world around us, and this can lead to us losing touch with the outside world.
You have probably heard the old saying, ‘you were given 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason’ and this could not be more relevant when we think about mindfulness and the outside world.
Sometimes we have to retrain ourselves so that we are back in sync with the world and can fully appreciate it.
This leads to greater overall levels of wellbeing and satisfaction.
So how can we get started? Let us show you, it is not as hard as you might think.
The first thing you can do is to be completely absorbed with what you are doing, especially when doing everyday tasks that we perceive as mundane, like washing the dishes.
By being really switched on with the boring stuff, you may realise that it is not very boring after all.
Then when you practise mindfulness with something you really enjoy, like taking a walk, going for a bath, hugging your partner, it will seem absolutely breath-taking.
You can also practice this approach when walking, driving, and moving around.
Try to take in everything that life is throwing at you, and be receptive to what is around you.