Engaging life with mindfulness

June 5, 2020 By Meeriad MeditationPersonal Development

How easily do you get distracted? We all get distracted sometimes, whether it be while working, cooking, watching a movie, or even when having conversations with others. 

The good news is that you don’t always have to be like this, you can control how often and for how long your mind wanders. By training your mindfulness, you can learn to live in the moment, to engage with your surroundings, and to get less distracted.  To live in the moment isn’t just a popular saying, it is a way of living and experiencing moments to the fullest. 

You might be wondering what mindfulness entails, and in what ways we can learn to be more mindful. Mindfulness is maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations through a nurturing lens of life. Until we really are familiar with this concept, it’s hard to incorporate it in our everyday routine. That’s where meditation comes in. Meditation enables us to become more aware of the present moment, of our body, our breathing, and our feelings.  

Meditation and mindfulness go hand in hand, but what it takes to get there is motivation. A motivation to change the way you see your life, and how you wish to live your present moment. Mediation and mindfulness can help us experience challenges in a different way, give us a greater sense of calm, and enable us to respond to external triggers without the feeling of being overwhelmed. 

There are many ways to connect with mindfulness and with reality. For example, that peaceful and satisfying feeling you have after spending a weekend in nature, away from your phone – is mindfulness.  Which brings us to our first point: technology, social media, and all the inflow of information in our fast paced modern world is the biggest distraction to our minds. Taking a break from your screens is a way to discover a little more calm amongst our ever-increasing digital society. 

When we meditate we look after our mental health, we pay attention to the essence of our being. Life is not something that should pass us by without us paying attention. This is why we are proposing you these few tips to better connect with yourself, and your environment. 

  • Mind your screens – as previously stated, our phones steal our attention from most of our activities, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. If we learn how to be less reactive to every notification, we can learn how to connect with people instead of technology
  • Mind your world – to get your head out of your daily busy life, it is important to surround yourself in nature sometimes, have a walk in the forest, reflect on what you see around you and how you feel. 
  • Mind your food – take a moment to appreciate your food, it is also part of the most important things in life, it keeps us alive, and as such take time to consider what you eat and how you eat. 

Work life can also be stressful and challenging, such as delivering a speech or trying to stay on top of your tasks all day round. There’s no need to sweat, with Meeriad we can teach you the superpower skills of upcoming your daily work challenges. 

  • Speech or presentation – it is so easy to get lost in stress when presenting in front of colleagues, customers or your boss. Because of this, we often lose sense of who we really are and never appreciate the moment or opportunity. With Meeriad, you can learn the superpower of presenting and convincing, enabling you to feel bold, confident, and to appreciate the moments that you use to dread. 

Taking time for yourself is essential, alongside our Meeriad guided meditation programmes, and our personal development programs, we will guide you in your journey to mindfulness. 

  • At the end of your day – whatever your day has been like, at work, home or school, don’t take it to bed and instead unwind in a calming meditation session. 
  • Burned out – when you feel that you are at the edge, and you want to take the edge off, indulge in calming exercises and even read about our sessions on managing stress and productivity at work. 
  • Yoga – our yoga sessions can also help you unwind at the end of the day, if meditation is not necessarily your cup of tea, we always have a solution for you. 

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different. Enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes. Being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way.