Creating mindful moments in everyday

Creating mindful moments in everyday

Mindfulness – it feels like a bit of a buzz word now. Everyone has heard of it, but most people don’t really know what it means, beyond the conceptual idea that it’s about being in the moment. It originates in Buddhist tradition, the idea being that by becoming more and more mindful, you will reach “enlightenment.” But for most people, mindfulness is a simple tool to help manage stress and generally bring about a sense of wellbeing. And who doesn’t want more of that in their lives?!

Mindfulness is defined by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre as “moment to moment awareness of one’s experience, without judgement.” But how do you do that in practice?

Here are my top 5 tips to bring mindful moments into your every day and get back to noticing the joy!

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Shifting sands of 2017

Shifting sands of 2017

I’ve said it several times in recent weeks but this year has changed me. I am not the same person that started the year. I have grown. I have shrunk. I have opened and closed many doors. I have learnt more about myself and the world than ever before, and see just how much I still have to learn. And that excites me. I’ve always loved learning, so while this journey isn’t always easy, it always brings me to the most amazing space.

This week has some big milestones in it, the new moon on the 18th, Saturn shifting from Sagittarius to Capricorn after two and half years, and the winter solstice. This is the first year where those events feel more significant to me than the upcoming Christmas  holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to Christmas, but I can feel the changes happening around the other events, and marking them for myself has so much less pressure or expectation around it. Those events just are, there’s nothing I have to do, nowhere I have to be, I can just be in the moment and go with the flow that they trigger. And that is my favourite place to be!

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