Have you heard the word Mindfulness?Everyone seems to be talking about it these days.Well, it very simply means… Pay Attention…
You do so many things in a day…reading,playing, eating,and many more things,but, what you register or experience and remember will be only the things that you do with attention and focus..the other things will be a vague memory.
Here is a simple example.If you want to buy a ball and you enter a toy shop full of all kinds of toys …you will look around and your gaze will stop only when you spot the ball.If someone asks you whether you saw any pretty dolls in the shop your answer would be “I think so.”
Have you wondered why this happens?You can remember or see things what you have your focus on – you will not notice other things even if they are attractive.This is called Mindfulness .
..PAY ATTENTION PLEASE.. to all what is happening around you and what you are doing……
Here are some pictures showing how you can be a MINDFUL ME
How you can do work mindfully:-
1..While playing ,even if you are outdoors ,where you can see various things- be focused on what you want to do.
Work while you work
Play while you play.
2..While reading or writing try and focus on the book.Your mind may get distracted ,its natural.What you have to do is- be Mindful and bring your attention back.Try and sit on a chair with your book on the table this will help you to be in the present moment.
3..Avoid multi tasking.This means do One thing at a time.
Don’t read and eat at the same time.Be mindful with your food. Sit in one place and eat.They say when you eat- think of the food and its taste. Chew the food. These are healthy habits and only then you will get full benefit of the food.
4..One of the best ways of being Mindful is being.. First a good listener and only after you have heard the person- you should respond..Listening helps you to Focus and Pay Attention.
5..To keep yourself focused and stress free, it’s a good idea to do a little yoga . This will help you in being “MINDFUL ME” at all times .It will improve your attention span and make you an achiever.
Remember this…PRESENT OVER PERFECT….
PEARLS OF WISDOM:-
…..Learn to be Mindful in all you do.
…..Be Present not Perfect. (Pay attention to whatever you do ,perfection will come automatically.)
…..Learn to be a Good Listener.(This is the first step to Mindfulness)