March into Mindfulness + Meditation
Hello Mindful Seeker,
Thank you for connecting and holding space here. With March approaching, your mindset is probably moving into spring. Days are warmer, giving way to melting snow, and the birds are coming back, singing more often. It is time we look back at the last two months, just briefly, with curiosity and observation. You might say to yourself :
Have I been living my best life in 2023?
Have I moved gracefully into my work and friendships?
What can you do to stay more connected and present?
Keep reading for an abundance of inspiration this month.
Stress is a given. Being stressed out is optional. Practicing mindfulness trains the brain to observe rather than react to stress. Observing allows the brain’s control center to kick into gear and shut off the fight-or-flight responses.
You can practice mindfulness formally.
Mindful walking, mindful eating, mindful being
Meditation (try a body scan, breath awareness, or love and kindness)
Yoga (Try Kundalini, Ashtanga, or Hatha)
Chanting and Mantras
Hone your five senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch)
Praying can also be a form of mindfulness as you connect deep within
You can practice mindfulness informally.
Use the breath to avoid getting triggered during a disagreement (try the square breath practice).
It is being fully present while completing a task, such as chopping vegetables or washing dishes.
You are fully engaged while listening to another person without planning what to say next or if what they are saying is true. Don’t let your mind wander to the outcome; rather, sit and be there, listening.
I am reading
Attempt what you can not to find out what you can. For, how will you know what is possible if you do not try?
Even though this is a children's book, the reminder is beautiful.