Many people are asking how they can bring mindfulness into their everyday lives. Setting aside some time during your busy day to slow down, reflect, and meditate can mean all the difference when it comes to your attitude and your overall mental health. You will find that spending some time each day in stillness will give you more of a chance to pay closer attention to yourself and your experience and you will become more aware and present.
The following are a few ways you can bring mindfulness into your home by creating a tranquil and relaxing space for meditation in your own home:
The Purpose of the Space
The best place for meditation is one that is somewhat secluded and private. You don’t have to dedicate an entire room to this purpose, however, so a corner of any room will be enough. If you would rather be outdoors during your meditation time, you can also carve out a beautiful spot in your backyard or garden. The space needs to be one where you feel calm, comfortable, and happy.
Decorating Your Meditation Space
The space doesn’t require much, but there are a few things you will definitely want to incorporate for comfort. A more minimalist approach includes a floor rug, maybe a few cushions, and some of your favourite soy candles. These items create a simple space but also offer you some items for comfort.
What Else Can I Do to Practice Mindfulness?
Once you have established your meditation corner, there are things you can practice throughout the day to live a life of mindful awareness. Slow down and take things one at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself with tasks or you are more prone to making mistakes. Change your focus to create full awareness for just one task at a time.
Finally, give your senses the full attention they deserve. Visualise the details of your environment, take in your surroundings, and appreciate what you have. Be mindful of the comfort you are afforded and the quiet you can create within the home.
Enjoy – be at peace in your special place!