5 tips to start being more Mindful
I recently re read (well actually listened on Audible) to The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle. Like most people who are into mindfulness you would have read The Power of Now at least once along your journey. But this time I listened to the book with a wiser version of me and I’d like to share the top 5 things I’ve been reminded of to be more Mindful so that perhaps you can begin this journey.
Eckhart often talks about ‘surrendering’ and accepting the current present moment. It’s probably one of the most important tips because it will change your attitude when things either don’t go your way or you fail at something you’ve been working towards. It basically means to ‘go with the flow’
- Think positive
Thinking positively can sometimes sound cheesy however it is another mindset shift that can help you to greatly see a change in the way you view the world and events around you. Most of us tell ourselves negative thoughts majority of the day. Start to tell yourself positive thoughts instead.
I always think that the way you talk to yourself should be in a manner that you would speak to your best friend or partner. You wouldn’t tell your best friend “you’re ugly”, “you’re never going to get that job” or “You’re not smart enough” etc. Think positive
- Be peaceful
Find that inner peace no matter what the condition of your external world is. Just because something is terrible now doesn’t mean things are always going to be terrible. You CAN be peaceful amidst chaos
- Learn from your mistakes
The hardest part of failing is getting back up again. If you can get back up, brush yourself off and keep on going then you are stronger than most. Being resilient is not only about getting back up but also learning from the mistakes that made you fail so that the next time you go down a different path. Even though you may fail again, you get backup and repeat.
- Be present
You don’t have to be enlightened to be present. You can do this in your every day life. Don’t wait for the future or allow your thoughts to linger in the past, rather focus on the ‘now’. Take notice of what is around you, what you feel and enjoy the moment. This will help bring about satisfaction, joy, peacefulness and clarity.