To be clear, mindfulness is simply what it sounds like: it’s a mindset practice…it’s learning to be aware of your mind, what your mind regularly observes and how your mind tends to interpret what it’s witnessing. To build your mindfulness muscle, like any other skill, you’ve got to repeat the process regularly. Practice is also how you truly experience the array of benefits, including becoming a better leader.
Mindfulness is less about your location or your surroundings, being alone or in a crowd. But it can be helpful to prepare your environment and monitor your connections, if this is something that will be new to you. For our 8-Weeks together, you can either:
- Choose a place where you won’t be disturbed. If you can, dedicate a place in your home or work environment to be used for our BE MNDFL experience. Make this place your safe haven. If you like, add aroma therapy oils or candles to the air to increase the calm in this space. Use a blanket, chair or pillow so that you’ll be able to sit comfortably with a nice, tall spine.
- Make friends with your surroundings regardless of who or what’s around. There won’t always be peace and quiet everywhere you go, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn to cultivate inner peace. Feel free to challenge yourself to practice mindfulness using my 8-Weeks guided experiences, even if you’re out and about. There is no right or wrong way to practice getting still from within.
NOTE: if you are a beginner, or re-establishing your mindfulness routine, it is encouraged to use these 8-Weeks, to get still in a place that you won’t be disrupted for 30min.