The simplest definition of mindfulness is the art of noticing.
To live in a state of mindfulness means to be present in the moment you’re in, allowing you to notice both your inner and outer worlds with conscious awareness.
What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness allows you to stay grounded in the present moment, but it’s also a little more; in addition to your conscious presence, it also allows you to refrain from criticism or judgment. Through mindfulness practices, you can notice things in your inner and outer worlds without labeling them as right or wrong. For instance, if you noticed that you felt a little stressed and off-center on your walk, you wouldn’t label it as being “bad” or “wrong.” You would simply allow yourself to accept it, exactly as it is, without an urgent need to fix or change anything.
Mindfulness can be a profound practice for decreasing stress, improving your mood, increasing positive emotions, and improving your overall well-being. Meditation can be a powerful bridge to cultivating more mindfulness in your daily life, but you don’t have to meditate to be mindful; mindfulness begins simply by paying attention to both your outer world and your internal thoughts and emotions in the present moment (without judging any of it as right or wrong).
More Affirmations for You
I am Present at this moment
I am here.
I am present.
I am grounded.
At this moment, I have everything I need.
I am exactly where I am meant to be.
I am safe and secure.
I am rooted in this present moment.
I am strong, steady, and grounded.
I exist at this moment right now.
Close your eyes, breathe, let go and Relax! It can be as simple as that and no matter what is happening, this little reminder to pause and drop the weight we are carrying can help us to be present at the moment.
Take a deep breath, Allow yourself to Relax. Repeat the Affirmation by saying the following and allowing yourself to heal: that I am Present at this moment!
Apply the below technique as a way to change your mindset and program your mind to always know deeply that you are relaxed and calm!
REFLECT: Close your eyes, take a deep breath and Relax. See what thoughts are coming to mind? Do any thoughts of the past or what will happen in the future distract you?
RESPOND: Break the pattern, PAUSE, breathe and Relax; Allow and choose to Let go and Let be in this moment. Come back to breathe every time any thoughts come.
INTEGRATE Any time during the day, when you feel stressed or worried, take a pause and remember this affirmation.
AFFIRM IT if you agree, and REPEAT this affirmation daily, during the day that, “I am Present at this moment!”