Mindfulness has taken over the wellness industry over the past few years and we’re in love with this healthy trend. But living mindful isn’t always easy and it can be hard to figure out how to incorporate mindfulness into your day to day life. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to live mindfully and practice mindfulness everyday!

 

Eat mindfully.

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Do you gobble down your lunch without leaving your desk, never really noticing what you’re eating? Eating mindfully is a great way to make sure you focus on what you’re putting into your body. Focus on each bite and how your food tastes. You’ll eat slower, feel fuller, and enjoy food that much more.

 

Observe your breathing.

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Taking a deep breath is a known way to stay calm and slow down. But do you ever take the time to really notice your breathing and the way your chest and stomach feel with each breath? Taking a few minutes out of your day to observe your breathing is an incredibly calming exercise.

 

Connect with your senses.

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One of our favorite ways to do this is to listen to our favorite song and pay attention to every note. You can also smell your favorite candle, look around a familiar room and try to notice things you’ve never paid attention to before, or focus on the taste of a snack. Try to pay extra attention to one sense when you’re doing this exercise.

 

Meditate.

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Meditation is really hard and takes a lot of practice– so don’t be discouraged if you find yourself struggling! It’s natural for your mind to wander during meditation– try spending a few minutes every day meditating. See how long you can spend without letting your mind wander off to another place. You’ll be amazed at how much this impacts your mood and energy level.

 

Do yoga.

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If you find meditation too challenging, yoga is a great way to practice mindfulness and exercise! We love the Down Dog app, which plays calming music and guides you through yoga sessions. You can choose the length of time and difficulty level, so it’s perfect for full-fledged yogis and beginners alike.

 

What’s your favorite way to practice mindfulness? Let us know in the comments below!

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