“The real meditation is how you live your life.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn 🙏
Without a doubt, life can be stressful at times, and it can take all of your might to keep your cool. Practicing mindfulness, however, is the key to allaying a busy brain and at reducing the anxiety it can cause, and since practice makes perfect, here are 5 super easy tips to help start achieving that happier mindset 🌸
1🔹️ Stay in The Here and Now – It’s not about the past or the future, it’s about enjoying the present moment for all that it is. Work with it, not against it 🧘♀️
2🔹️ Refrain From Analysing Situations – Overthinking never did anyone any favours. Unless you know the solution, letting your imagination run wild will only make more problems. Patience and fortitude will pull you through 💭
3🔹️ Accept Your Fate (Shōganai) – Emotional stability will be restored when you realise that not everything that happens is within your control. Even difficult times are a natural part of life. Accepting them will fair you far greater than avoiding them🌳
4🔹️ Have Faith in Life’s Plan – Turn your passions into a project and eventually you will find your purpose. The destination is in the journey, as they say 🛣
5🔹️ Find Beauty in Everything (even the not so beautiful things) – Sometimes the worst of things happen for the best of reasons. Be open to discovering what that might be 🗺
There’s also much to be said for therapeutic strolls amongst nature (Shinrin-Yoku – meaning, “Forest-Bathing”) 🌲 Immerse yourself in a place of peace and serenity, and you’ll be sure to find clarity 🏞
Every day on this plane will present new challenges, but if you trust the process and keep yourself mentally strong, you’ll know how to face each one of them.
Remember, it’ll be alright in the end. So if it’s not alright now, it’s not the end.