Practicing mindful self-compassion and being mindful is very important for us to stay sane in this noisy world. Mindfulness meditation if practiced regularly can help one to increase one’s overall capability to regulate the bad and negative emotions, it also decreases one’s anxiety and stress, and it also fights depression, again if practiced regularly. Mindfulness is well known for improving one’s well-being, so be mindful always.
In this article, we’ll discuss how you can be mindful and how mindfulness can improve one’s well-being while increasing one’s capacity for mindfulness support for a satisfying life.
Table of Contents
I. Be Mindful of these three key components of Mindfulness:
- Pure intention to cultivate deep awareness from within (And return to it over and over)
- Paying attention to the present moment without any judgments
- Observing and being aware of our surroundings
II. Be Mindful with the Characteristics of Mindfulness:
- Non-judgmental observation
- Genuine acceptance
- Impartial watchfulness
- Non-conceptual awareness
- Present moment awareness
- Awareness of any change and occurring
- Participatory observation
- Non-egoistic alertness
III. How to practice mindful self-compassion?
- Stop anything you are doing, and take a few deep breaths.
- Acknowledge your painful emotion, but never be judgmental. Don’t judge yourself and others for hurting you. Just acknowledge the feeling of hurt.
- Offer yourself some phrases of self-compassion, such as:
- May I be kind to myself
- May I give myself the compassion that I need right at this moment
- Can I forgive myself
- May I be strong
- May I be patient, etc.
- Then accordingly, go about the rest of your day, but make sure to remember to treat yourself kindly and with self-compassion.
IV. How to Be Mindful Now in Just 10 Steps?
- Breathe in and breathe out: Feel the flow of breath while noticing the rhythms of your breath.
- Pay close attention to all your senses, for ex: Notice the taste and texture of your food, etc.
- Empty the mind and soul: Take a few deep breaths, and then take a few moments to be completely still without any thought.
- As soon as the mind starts to wander, bring it back to your breath.
- Be a good listener and practice non-judgmental listening.
- Be aware of your surroundings and every activity you do throughout the day, such as driving, texting, cleaning, etc.)
- Go Outdoors: Walk around in nature, if you are in your garden, walk barefoot on the grass.
- Forgive yourself for every negative feeling and thought that might appear throughout the day.
- Be Grateful: Show gratitude towards people, nature, and god.
- Go easy on yourself and allow yourself a few mistakes throughout the day, and with time you’ll see the progress.
V. The benefits of Mindfulness
A. The Mental Benefits:
- Decreased Stress and Anxiety
- Enhanced mental health
- Better self-control
- Improves overall academic results
- Helps you cope with depression
- Help with any kind of addiction
B. The Physical Benefits:
- Improves sleep
- Improves energy levels
- Helps with weight loss
- Better and improved health in general
C. Other Benefits of Mindfulness:
- Helps you slow down once in a while
- Helps you know and understand yourself better
- Mindfulness also helps you focus or concentrate
- Mindfulness helps you ruminate and stress less
- It also helps you change your bad habits
- It helps you to build a more resilient mind
- Mindfulness practice leads to self-acceptance and compassion for others
- Mindfulness usually leads one to a more enjoyable and practical experience without any external distractions, but with awareness