5 Of The Best Techniques To Acquire Mindfulness In 2018

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Mindfulness is the state of being aware. Moreover, it is defined as focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Inhibiting mindfulness as a daily new habit introduces benefits such as lowering stress and managing stress. Mindfulness too benefits the emotional state and much more. Below are five of the best techniques to acquire mindfulness.

1. MEDITATING

The number one best technique for acquiring mindfulness is meditation. Ideally, you want to meditate first thing in the morning before you do anything. Meditation pushes you to clear your mind and to focus on one thing at a time like stillness and breathing. You can try guided, music, or silent meditation.

2. JOURNALING

Writing has long been a cathartic expression. But aside from its beneficial relief, it does a fantastic job of clarifying your current state. This exercise helps identify the issue, the emotion, and the solution. It soon becomes a map of your thoughts used to track your cognitive progress over time.

3. REPEATING AFFIRMATIONS

Words are powerful. What you say or don’t say to yourself has long-term effects on things such as your confidence and success. By repeating words of empowerment on a daily basis you tap into your subconscious awareness. Ultimately, you’ll be training yourself to be more mindful of the words and phrases you use. Alternatively, you’ll be removing verbiage that has held you back and introducing you to words and phrases that will help you succeed in various aspects of your life.

4. SETTING INTENTIONS

Today is a great to start living a life with purpose by setting intentions for the day. Planning out what you intend to accomplish is more powerful than any resolution. An example of an intention would be, “I intend to call five clients today and inspire them to consider my proposal through clear communication and meeting their needs.” This message travels to your subconscious by the time you make your first call allowing a seamless client interaction to fruition.

5. BEING PRESENT

In a study by Harvard, a staggering 47% of our waking life is spent wandering. The best strategy to implement empathetical listening rather than active listening. In turn, you will have gained an appreciation for the world you live in. You will improve your creativity, social skills, and stress less. Practice makes perfect and it takes 21 days to form a new habit, so start with a 30-day challenge starting today. #hautemindfulnesschallenge!

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