3 Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness Right Now

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By now, we all are familiar with how mindfulness helps us with stress, anxiety, depression, and our overall emotional state. But how do we really apply and use mindfulness in our everyday life? Lucky for you, I’m here to break down 3 ways you can practice mindfulness right now. And the beautiful thing is that it doesn’t cost you anything!

So here are 3 ways you can practice mindfulness today:

1. Follow the Rainbow:

We’re not hunting for a pot of gold. Instead, we are taking a moment to remember that ROY-G-BIV acronym we learned in elementary school and using it to practice mindfulness. Starting with the color red, take a moment to notice all the items around you that reflect each color of the rainbow. What all can I see that is red? What do I notice that is orange? Yellow? And green, blue, indigo and violet. Simply notice what you see around you in each color group.

2. Count Your Breaths

For a minute or two, focus on counting each breath in and out. That’s one. In and out again – that’s two. Continue counting your breaths until you reach a certain number or until you feel present and grounded. 

3. The Mindfulness Countdown

Use your 5 senses to create an easy mindfulness countdown. Start by noticing 5 things you can see. 4 things you can hear. 3 things you can physically feel. 2 things you can smell. 1 thing you can taste. 

Now that you have 3 new ways to practice mindfulness…

You now have 3 mindfulness exercises that you can use anytime, anywhere. You can get present, stay grounded, and feel more connected by practicing these today. 

Since you just learned 3 ways you can practice mindfulness right now, you may want to read up on how grounding is helpful for anxiety, or download an amazing mental health checklist to keep moving forward on your self-improvement journey.

A more meaningful life
is closer than you realize
And it’s worth pursuing

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