At its core, mindfulness is about being present and acknowledging how you feel in each moment, so you can calmly acknowledge and accept your feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.
Mindfulness is a personal experience, so it won’t mean exactly the same thing in practice to everybody. With that in mind, we asked some of the Bluearth coaching staff what mindfulness means to them and how it impacts their daily lives.
Here’s what they had to say.
Mindfulness to me is the awareness and appreciation of the present moment.
Regardless of that moment being positive or negative we should take note of it, learn from it and allow ourselves to move on from it.
Mindfulness is about me, what I can contribute and how I present myself to others. I start every day with a little bit of positivity, conditioning my brain with a, ‘yes I can’ mindset. I push through adversity and dispel the negative beliefs to wake up feeling energised and to be fully present.
I try not to get distracted by others or events around me that have no bearing on how I want my day to look.
I thrive when I use all my senses, close my eyes and absorb the elements, and to find my inner peace. And I always finish with a thankyou, cheers mate, or simply a smile.
Physical Activity Project Officer
Mindfulness for me is living in the now. It’s being more awake and aware of every moment of my life. It’s about paying attention to each moment, being engaged in whatever is happening around me and within me. I try to bring an attitude of curiosity, acceptance and friendliness to whatever I may be experiencing.
I feel at my most mindful when I’m out on the road on my bike, tuning my thoughts into what I’m sensing in the present moment.
Bluearth Regional Coordinator
For me the key to mindfulness is training yourself to notice the details: Which thoughts are here? Which emotions? Which body sensations? As we stop trying to resist what’s coming our way, we can become scientists of our own experience and enjoy each new discovery.
I often find myself checking in with how I’m breathing and encourage others to do the same so that we slow down and allow space for the present moment.
As you can see from these different perspectives, mindfulness is a powerful tool that can have an incredible impact on your life. If you want to learn more about the power of mindfulness, have a read of our blog covering five key benefits of mindfulness.