We're coming to an end with our Mindful January challenge, but this doesn't mean we should stop with our Mindfulness practices. You can start any time of the year, month or week.
Being mindful means being fully present and engaged in the current moment, without judgment. It involves paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations, and accepting them without trying to change or suppress them.
- Spend time outdoors. Make a commitment to yourself today to go outside for a short 10 minute walk no matter the weather. Being outside is good for our physical and mental health, so try to go outside even if it's cold or raining.
- Stretch your body for 5 minutes. Daily stretching has several benefits to our well-being such as improved flexibility, increased blood flow, reduced muscle tension, improved posture and more relaxation.
- Write down 3 things you are grateful for. Practicing gratitude can help shift your focus from negative thoughts and experiences to positive ones, which can lead to improved mood, increased happiness, and reduced stress and anxiety.
Regularly incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine can increase overall well-being. You can go back into the other weeks to pick some habits that you want to try out.