Mindfulness Exercises

This article is dedicated to Mindfulness Exercises but first what is mindfulness?

Mindfulness means to be totally present. How many of us can honestly say at any given moment that we are totally present? There are mindfulness exercises that you can do to train yourself to become more present. But first, let’s discuss being present.

What does it mean to be completely present? Being completely present is being in the moment. It doesn’t mean thinking about what you are going to make for dinner or thinking about all the things you need to accomplish this week. It means being in the moment and experiencing it. It means listening to someone who you are having a conversation without letting your mind wonder. Being present means being totally engaged at the moment without distraction.

Mindfulness Exercises will train you to be in the moment, not worrying about the future or dwelling on the past. As the saying goes, “"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, That’s why it's called the Present." If you were to live today as if it were our last day imagine all the great things you would do. Mindfulness Exercises can help you to live every day completely engaged.

As a nurse, it is hard to live in the present. Nurses are so busy during their day that they are always thinking about the next ten things they have to do while they are taking care of the current task. We call it “multitasking” and we pride ourselves on being able to successfully do it. What we don’t realize is that we are doing a disservice to our patients because we aren’t truly giving our whole self to that patient. Mindfulness exercises can help all professions not just nurses, give more of themselves to their clients, to their job, to their families and most of all to themselves.

Mindfulness Exercises:

  • Close your eyes
  • Take a deep breath all the way to your belly
  • Feel the breath as you release it
  • Take another deep breath and feel it fill up your abdomen
  • Feel the breath through your nose as you release it
  • Now feel your left foot, feel the energy in your foot, feel your foot warm up
  • Now as you breath focus on your heart
  • Feel your heart beat, count the beats
  • Take a deep breath feeling the air fill your lungs
  • Let it out through your nose and feel the warmth
  • Open your eyes.

This one minute exercise can be used at any time during the day when you feel yourself focusing on anything other than the present moment. If it is practiced everyday over one month, you will be much more likely to be living in the moment then you are right now. Try it! It has an amazing affect when practiced regularly.

Here are other  Mindfulness Exercises using Mind Reality.

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To live as a powerful creator, you have to banish the illusion once and for all that you are not in control. Because you will always arrive back at the core truth that you are the creator of your reality and that you create all of it. Not being in control makes you feel like a victim. When you focus on what you can do to create what you want, you take back the power. Your intent brings you the knowledge, the awareness and the energy to create what you want. Everything that happens can be traced back to intent.

I hope these mindfulness exercises have helped you to start living in the present. Once you start truly living there you will have a much more rewarding and peaceful life.

 

As always be well,

Colleen


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