How To Practice Mindfulness Without The Drama
Meditation for everybody!
Being mindful is not difficult when you know how to do it. You can learn to practice mindfulness and not break a sweat. After all, why would you want to get in a fluster when you should be relaxing? Sure, mindfulness does involve a bit of meditation, but you certainly don’t need to worry about it.
So, what is mindfulness?
Well, according to the Mayo Clinic, mindfulness is a type of meditation that helps you focus on what you are “sensing and feeling in the moment.”
Mindfulness Is Spreading Around The World
You might have the idea that meditation is for spiritually enlightened hippies. However, this is a popular misconception, as mindfulness is pretty much for everybody.
Its popularity is also set to continue.
The Global Mindfulness Meditation app market will be worth a whopping $341.9 million by 2029.
Plus, it’s not only individuals who are meditating. There is also a surprising amount of companies offering mindfulness programs.
Some of the big players like Apple, Google and Nike are already offering them. The smaller companies that heard about increased employee productivity are now following suit.
Practice Mindfulness Without Breaking A Sweat
So, now you know lots of people are doing it. You probably want to have a go yourself. Let’s face it…nobody wants to feel left out, right?
My recommendation to you is to try a “five senses” meditation. I have dabbled in meditation here and there. But I never managed to get into my stride. That was until I tried this one.
This meditation is so easy to do…anybody can do it!
Easy 5 Senses Meditation To Practice Mindfulness
The five senses meditation is as easy as they come. You only need to remember your five senses and work your way through them.
It is as simple as that!
This meditation is an easy way to practice mindfulness. But if you want some further guidance…read on.
Select somewhere comfortable to sit, where you will not be disturbed. You don’t have to sit in a set position. Sit in your favourite way. Relax, and take three deep breaths.
#1 Use Your Sight
There is no closing your eyes in this meditation. All you need to do is look everywhere with your eyes.
What can you see? Do you notice anything different? If so, focus on that, and look closer at it. Look at another place.
Do this for as long as you feel comfortable and soak all the sights you see into your mind.
#2 Smell With Your Nose
Start sniffing with your nose.
What can you smell right now? Can you smell anything else?
It could be a familiar smell or a new smell.
Sniff away to your heart’s content. When you think you have sniffed enough, you can stop. You are ready to move on to the next sense.
#3 What Can You Hear?
Start listening, and try to hear as many sounds as you can.
There are different layers of sound.
So if you can listen closely, you will find that there are many different sounds: loud ones, quiet ones, long ones and short ones. Every sound is entirely different.
You probably didn’t realise there were so many sounds all around you.
#4 Touch Things That Are Near To You
You can touch anything that is near you.
It could be the cosy blanket that you have wrapped around you. Or the plant that is next to you.
Have a look around you; there are probably lots of things you can touch. Feel the different textures and notice if things were hot or cold.
Touching something is a beautiful way to build a connection, with whatever it is. Touch it and notice how you feel.
#5 Check Your Tastebuds
The final sense you need to check is your taste.
Lick your lips and set your tastebuds in motion. What can you taste in your mouth? Is it a lemon? The last drink you had? Or a mixture of tastes?
Once you have checked all the different tastes in your mouth, you have finished.
No hard and fast rule says you should follow this order. So you can mix the senses up and find the best order for you. Once you have worked through your senses, check how you feel.
You will find that you are entirely in the NOW. You will feel fully present and aware of yourself and everything around you. It’s a nice feeling, huh? The best news is, you can feel like this whenever you do it.
The builders didn’t construct Rome in a day. So don’t push yourself on your meditation habits.
Do it as often as you want and when you want. The beauty of the five sense meditation is that it is easy. Also, you can do it wherever you want. Meditation is easy when you know how to do it.
So, minimise the drama and start maximising your life!