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Need more mindfulness meditation tips to kickstart your day?

It is super easy to do, but you just have to make it a habit and dedicate to it daily. To make it even more easier, use a guided meditation. This means someone is helping you become mindful and present during your meditation. It is a soft relaxing voice and maybe the sound of waves in the ocean or soft water sounds to help soothe your mind. Sounds relaxing huh? The voice may also let you know to close your eyes, open them, lie down, breathe deep, etc. The mindfulness meditation tips are very easy and can be learned in just a snap! I prefer guided mindfulness meditations to kickstart my day because it doesn’t require much of me. Bookmark the video on your phone and set an alarm an extra 10 minutes earlier for you to wake up and get it done! Thats ALL. It may be hard at first but all you need is some reminders and consistency to make it a habit. I promise your energy and vibe for this mindfulness meditation will change. Make it apart of your to-do list and check it off as you complete this start of your day. There are so many videos on youtube that give mindfulness meditation tips, and I am here to give you tips as well. Check it out below an share your mindfulness meditation tips you use to kickstart your day. If you are new to this which is perfectly okay, then share your initial thoughts of these mindfulness meditation tips! I hope you enjoy this below 🙂

HAPPY MINDFULNESS PEOPLE! Click here Guided Morning Meditation

KIONA XO

5 EASY Mindfulness Meditation Tips!

Now I know you’re thinking why am I hearing this word mindfulness so much? Omg that was the first thing I thought in school. I thought that meditation was the only word you used to calm yourself. Well, I was wrong meditation is a type of mindfulness exercise practice. Mindful meditation tips enhances your mind to a great extent. It is not subjected to just breathing in and out with your eyes closed. (Learned something huh?) It’s okay you learn something new everyday! I hope that you will continue to read on to learn some tips on how to be mindful during your meditation practice. Besides, meditation can also help you cope with the spiritual benefits of physical activity. You can use some physical activity tips that helps you prepare for mindfulness practices like meditation.

Meditation is a tool to help attain a mindful state of being. Prayer is probably one of the mindful meditations you may dwell in.  As I mentioned above there are many types of meditations like guided (body scan, lovingkindness, and relaxation), eating, moving (walking, Qigong, and even doing the dishes). There is also silent mediation that you can do with or without music. Check out how you can successfully become skilled at these mindfulness meditation tips throughout your day.

  1. REMAIN PRESENT: Being present means your attention/mind/focus is on the practice of meditation. Your mind is not any where else, except that present moment. That is why it is so important to focus on your breathing to refrain from your thoughts of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
  2. KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT: Some people may experience boredom, fear, sadness, agitation, discouragement, or even distraction. These are all normal for beginners, so you are not alone! These emotions even arise for experienced meditators. As for me I got very distracted and I also got discouraged but I kept going and things improved instantly when I made it apart of my routine.
  3. KNOW HOW TO HANDLE EMOTIONS & MOODS: Always acknowledge how you feel because it allows you to become clear of what you’re feeling. It also helps you know how you can go on to the next step and handle it. Number two: always take deep breaths into your belly or chest and focus on the movement of your breathing. Number three: Count, it helps with keeping your mind from going else where besides numbers. Number four: Recall your purpose and intention for participating in mindfulness meditation!
  4. DO NOT PANIC: Whatever you are feeling is normal but remember to take deep breaths. Write down your experiences in a journal so you can go back to look at your progress. If you find yourself panicking more than normal then bring yourself out of meditation, regroup, and try again.
  5. DO NOT MEDITATE AND DRIVE: This should almost be illegal! You have to be fully focused on the road and not any of thoughts that could possibly take your concentration off your safety. Please wait until you are at a set location to meditate. This is not supposed to be a harmful exercise.

These mindfulness meditation tips will help you improve your overall health and well being. It also helps with how your thoughts, actions, and words are processed within yourself. It should cause you to become more aware of yourself and how you perceive the world and it’s daily effect on you. If you do not know where to begin I highly recommend looking on youtube for a guided meditation. There is usually a voice that guides you through breathing and remaining present. Start off small too, only engage in meditation for about 5 minutes, 3 times a day until you gradually can handle more. Put in your schedule before you hop out of bed, during your lunch break, and before bed. Jot down your experience and come back to let us know how it went!

Quote: “Change your thoughts, and you’ll change the world.”

Kiona XO

 

Sleep is a Mindfulness Exercise

I am sure that many of you think that sleep doesn’t mean so much, but it really does today! Mindfulness meditation tips make your mind feel relaxed. Sleep is a part of mindfulness. It becomes a part of our health the older we get. Not only that young children need adequate amounts of sleep to be productive during the day just like adults. Not only do you want to be productive, but it allows you to be mindful and present. When I say this I mean you’re thinking for now and not for yesterday and tomorrow, it means you’re clear from worries and just remaining in the moment and soaking in the positive energy. Sleep sounds like one of the best mindfulness exercises huh? Sleep is trending worldwide when it comes to its improvements and the level of seriousness for our health.

Sleep derivation weighs in a huge factor of abnormal lab results at your doctor visits. It is associated with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancer, and hypertension! When I found that out I instantly changed my sleeping habits. I wanted to create a more consistent pattern to remain healthy. There are so many other factors that depends on how healthy your sleep cycle can be.  One factor is your environment whether it is noisy, hot, or unsafe.  The activities you participate in before bed such as eating, alcohol, light exposure, or even just watching television. Mindfulness exercises like sleep could be consistent in your healthy lifestyle that you’d recommend it to anyone just how I am recommending it for you all. Now I know it is going to be a bit difficult to just go to bed early but start gradually and take baby steps. This could mean adjusting your daily schedule and making sure you schedule sleep for at least 8 hours. Here is what you can do for a start:

-Use an alarm clock instead of your cell phone as an alarm clock.

-Place your cell phone in a drawer an hour before you know you’re going to sleep

-Incorporate deep breaths on your bed before you sleep

-Eat at least 1 hour and a half before you sleep

-Create a quiet environment prior to your sleeping time

-Do not sleep with the television on

-Be sure to have a comforting bed and blankets to create a good temperature in the room

If you are having trouble sleeping because of anxiety, sleep apnea, chronic pain, or distractions from your partner’s sleeping, please consider adding melatonin to your diet. This helps with regulating your sleep habits. It regulates your day and night cycles by responding to exposure of light for your day cycle and exposure of darkness for your night cycle. Some ways to get melatonin is through eating tart cherries, they are loaded with natural melatonin. It comes in a juice form which is more concentrated so it produces more melatonin, but it can be loaded with sugar so be careful especially drinking it before bed. Also a lot out two hours before bed to eat pineapples, oranges, and bananas which are fruits that help regulate melatonin for you. Again, these fruits can be very sugary so be aware of how much eat before bed time.

You can also check out this 5 minute video where Jessica Gamble talks about our natural sleep cycle and how to balance it all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z-vyLHi2us

What is mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness? Check out this video by Jon Kabbat-Zinn who is known as the founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction. He teaches mindfulness which helps people cope with stress, anxiety, and illnesses. In this video he gives a synopsis about what mindfulness is. Be sure to comment below about what you think about the video.


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