Health and Wellness, Productivity

How To Be Mindful In a World Full Of Multitasking

Alex

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Life

Mindfulness – a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them

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Rather than going through life enthralled in your smartphone screen, doing one thing and thinking another or focusing on your daily checklist, slow down. Take a breath, after all, we only have one life to live so being in the present and enjoying every second is paramount to living your most exceptional life.

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Frantic, anxious, irritable, stressed, exhausted, these are just some of the unpleasant words we use daily to describe how we are feeling. Life is busy but regular practice of mindfulness and meditation have been proven to dramatically increase mood and happiness levels.

Wise words of the Dalai Lama on meditation techniques.

Mindfulness encourages countless positive mental effects such as increasing creativity, simplified decision making and even helps boost our memory. If promoting mental stimulation and general wellbeing aren’t enough to sell you on the benefits of mindfulness it is also scientifically proven to have numerous health benefits. Here are just a few things that it can help you with:

  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increased physical stamina
  • Relieves chronic pain disorders
  • Meditation improves the immune system

Tips for practicing your own meditation to help with awareness can be found here.Β 

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There is something difficult in thinking about nothing. It takes time and practice to increase your mental awareness. Over time it will become effortless and work naturally into your everyday routine. Encourage your own peace of mind, try practicing meditation and work towards being a more compassionate, better you.

46 comments on “How To Be Mindful In a World Full Of Multitasking

    1. If you have a busy schedule and have trouble turning off your brain then this may be the perfect way to give yourself some time to relax! Good luck Bryan!

  1. It’s good to be mindful of the things you are facing in life, it makes you more relaxed when it comes to dealing with issues that come your way. I really like this post because it’s such a good reminder. We all need to slow down and just try to relax even for a few minutes.

    1. Awesome, thanks for reading Elizabeth! Everyone should definitely make more time for ourselves to clear our minds and take a breather.

  2. Focusing on the present does a lot of good to you, for one, it prevents you from overthinking and worrying! I really like the idea of just dealing with what you can at the moment instead of thinking about all the things that can go wrong in the future. This is a very good reminder!

  3. Yeah, we ned to focus on one thing first. Sometimes it is hard to multi-task. It feels like you haven’t accomplished anything.

    1. If you do a lot of multi tasking meditation may be helpful to give your brain a much needed break from time to time. Thanks for reading Karlyn!

  4. This is such a hard thing for me some days. It’s crazy to think that being aware of my surroundings is something I have to really force myself to focus on, but it is.

    1. I think that is life for most people nowadays Rachel, you are not alone. It’s great that you’re noticing this for yourself. Don’t forget to give yourself a break sometimes! πŸ™‚

  5. EPIC post so great to raise awareness for this, I just learned a mindful technique this week that brings my mind into focus of the present. it’s amazing and i love doing it you forget about everything and just live in that moment.

    1. Awesome, thank you for reading Enricoh! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you could find something useful for yourself, there are so many techniques out there.

    1. It’s not an easy thing to practice even though it may seem that way. It takes a lot to be able to quiet your mind. Keep at it Echo! πŸ™‚

  6. Thanks for all the great tips. I know I often get tired throughout the day too. I need to try to be more mindful too.

  7. This is a great post. I try to start each day thinking about all the positives in my life. It is important to think about what you say to others. Words can hurt more then a knife.

    1. Definitely Caroline, mindfulness can help you become more aware of the way you treat people around you. Beneficial for everyone!

    1. Yes, i think everyone these days could benefit from some more sleep Yona! πŸ™‚ Give it a try and try to stick with it!

  8. As a freelancer, I always do multi tasking. These tips will surely help me to focus more. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely try this soon.

    1. It definitely can Marielle, try shutting off all your electronics right before bed and just enjoy a half an hour of quiet to yourself!

    1. Yes! The world is so go go go these days, it’s nice if you can catch some quiet time for yourself to soak it all up. Keep working hard and smiling Oana! πŸ™‚

  9. There are a lot of things to do in a day and it seems our time is not always enough. Often, we tend to forget important dates and to dos because we are overwhelmed by the tasks we have to do.

  10. Unfortunately I think that is a battle for all of us women in the world Anna! πŸ™‚ Try it out, it just might work for you!

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