1. Starting Your Day Mindfully
When you first wake up, instead of jumping out of bed or immediately grabbing your phone, take a few minutes to begin your day by focusing on the present moment. Give yourself some quiet time, and take a few deep breaths. Become aware of your bed and your body’s position, posture, and how it feels. Take the time to notice how you are feeling and what is going on around you.
2. Mindful Showering
Mindful showering is a great way to bring mindfulness into your daily routine. It is also a great way to start your day, by clearing your mind and centering yourself.
How to Mindfully Shower
Start the shower and let it run for a few minutes before you get in. This will warm up the water and help you get ready for your shower. While the water is running, relax and listen to the sound of the running water. When you are ready, get in the shower.
Pay attention to how the water feels, the temperature of the water, smell your soap, scan your body for any aches or pains. Just try to use as many senses as you can to be observant about the moment. This will help you to clear your mind and focus on what is happening at this moment. Now, take your time and enjoy the shower.
Practicing mindful showering can help you to live in the moment, appreciate each day and feel more relaxed.