Being mindful can be hard to practice especially when you have a normal routine or in a rush. Now with our new way of life due to COVID-19, normalcy has been thrown out the window. With all the time spent at home with your family, this is a great time to start a new routine with mindfulness. Mindfulness helps us come into the present moment instead of thinking about the past or future and therefore, reducing anxiety.
Here are a few tips to tie mindfulness in your day no matter what age you are:
Do daily activities differently. This will take your brain off autopilot and help your cognitive abilities. It could be brushing your teeth with your left hand instead of your right.
Spend time in nature (but of course 6 feet away from people) and see if you can notice something beautiful.
Write 3 things you are grateful for daily and let the 3 things be different everyday to expand your awareness.
Notice your breathing. Maybe even noticing your breathe before replying to someone.
Give yourself 1 hour of no technology and immerse yourself in activities such as attending virtual live yoga , reading, or creating something.