Saturday 12th September 2020 is International Mindfulness Day.
Yes that’s actually a thing – I’m not pulling your leg.
International Mindfulness Day was created 3 years ago with the intent of promoting awareness around what mindfulness is all about and it’s benefits.
So whether you are ‘all mindful like’ already, or have no clue about what this mindfulness malarkey is about, or somewhere in between, why not use this as an excuse to lean in a bit closer to find out more and spend some moments looking at how you can be more mindful in your day to day life.
DEFINITION OF MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness is basically the ability to be present and pay attention on purpose, to whats happening RIGHT NOW, this moment, in the body and mind, with some openness and friendly curiosity and without judgement, or at least noticing when those judgements (that we all) have arise.
Sounds simple, but in this fast paced world of distractions, expectations, comparisons, stressors and challenges, it is often far from easy.
EVERY SINGLE MOMENT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE MINDFUL
If you find yourself rushed, stressed, anxious, busy, tired, overloaded, in pain, feeling meh, confused, uncertain and much more then having a bit more mindfulness in your life is for you. Actually if you’re human it’s for you.
So why not use this day to look at how you can bring a little more mindfulness into your oh so precious life.
If you’ve tried before and feel you’ve failed then stop right there – there is not failure in this. Every time you attempt to be present, to notice your thoughts, to savour the moment, to feel into what’s going on, to experience what’s happening RIGHT NOW – that my friend is a moment of mindfulness. Even if it’s a nano second, even if your mind wanders a gazillion times, every single moment is a moment to start again and an opportunity to be mindful.