I’m often reminded about how people are very knowledgable and aware about
looking after their bodies. We know we should do regular exercise, eat a healthy diet and have a good sleep pattern. What, however, I think people don’t consider as much is valuing the same importance on looking after our minds.
To me, one of the best ways to look after our minds is to train them regularly to be more present and in the moment. Mindfulness practice is a form of brain training and the way we get the many benefits from this is by practicing regularly. For example, if we went to the gym once to do sit ups and then didn’t go again for weeks we wouldn’t experience the benefit of a toned tummy! It’s the same with mindfulness – regular practice helps train
our brains to be more focussed, aware and have more space.
Regular practice is also giving ourselves some time – an act of self compassion.
Maybe set an intention today to be kind to yourself and begin a regular practice – possibly beginning with 10 mins a day. With this you will soon notice the benefits in all areas of your life.
This weeks mindful reminder is written by Emma x
Emma: Roz and I have created an app and it is FREE to download for a limited time.
It features a variety of guided practices, stories, FAQs and resources to support your own practice. Enjoy!
You can also find them in the stores by searching: Present Mind Mindfulness