Are you looking for 6 easy ways to incorporate mindfulness into your week?
We here at Luna London have you covered, whether you’re beginning your mindfulness journey or are looking to enhance it.
#1: Wake Up Earlier Than Normal
When it comes to mindfulness, simplicity is key. That’s why your mindfulness should start with waking up.
Waking up a few minutes earlier than your normal time each morning gives you the extra time you need to center yourself, take a few deep breaths before getting out of bed, and set your intentions for the day.
We love incorporating breathwork techniques into our early-morning mindfulness ritual. Resonant breathing is one of our favourites. You can do this any time, anywhere, by inhaling and exhaling by counts of five.
#2: Spend Your Lunch Break Outside
Whether you work from home or from the office, getting fresh air is a must for mindfulness!
Spend your lunch break outside to take in at least 15 minutes of fresh air per day. Feel the ground beneath your feet; listen to the birds in the trees; take in your surroundings. In the busyness of day-to-day life it can be tough to stay grounded, but experiencing the outdoors– however briefly– helps to keep our lives in perspective.
#3: Unplug From Technology
Unplug from technology for at least one hour each day and focus on enjoying your surroundings.
Studies say that unplugging from technology has multiple benefits, including:
- Bolstering productivity
- Reduces the risk of overconsumption
- Improving present-moment awareness
We love swapping out technology for walks, reading, or yoga.
#4: Try Journalling
Before going to bed, spend 10 minutes writing down three things you’re grateful for that happened throughout the day.
Journaling our positive thoughts in this way can help reorient our mindset and help us focus our energy on the parts of our day that did matter. Rather than becoming caught up in the small flusters and inconveniences, journaling can work to foster a gratitude mindset that can keep us more mindful long-term.
#5: Relax in a Bath
Rather than watching TV or browsing the Internet to unwind, try a bath instead!
Bathing can help reduce feelings of depression or general low moods thanks to the quiet, solitude, and comfort that they provide. These qualities also make them perfect for practicing meditation: taking a bath can become a daily or weekly ritual that encourages you to take time out for yourself to reflect on your mood, your thoughts, and your intentions for the remainder of your day.
#6: Use Candles to Create a Calming Environment
Candles are the quintessential method of creating a calming environment.
When looking to enhance your mindfulness journey, factoring in your environment is key. Lighting a candle with a scent that is personally calming to you can help relax both your mind and body in a way that fosters the tranquility required for thorough meditation.
The Luna London Instagram account has an array of inspirational scents to supercharge your next meditative mood.
Start Incorporating Mindfulness Into Your Week Today
Contact us today to hear more tips on how we’d recommend you begin incorporating mindfulness into your weekly routines.