Transforming everyday activities into mindful moments.
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention on purpose in the present moment. One of my biggest takeaways from focusing on my well-being has been to find new ways to perform essential activities of my day so that the act of doing them generates joy and peace.
So, I now slow myself down repeatedly throughout the day, for anywhere from 1-5 minutes, just being present while engaging in an otherwise routine activity that’s not related to work: drinking my morning tea, doing laundry, cooking, eating lunch etc. During those few minutes, I reset and refresh my energy for the day. This approach is helping me to achieve well-being through a life made simple.
Living Simply features brief daily practices which can bring small doses of mindfulness into each day and week. These simple activities, many long-forgotten or considered old-fashioned, simultaneously soothe and awaken.
“Mindfulness is like a muscle, and without exercise, it will lose its strength.”Jon Kabat-Zinn
Aperitivo hour is an easy at-home, daily mindfulness practice that you can enjoy alone or with others.
The picnic: A mood-altering experience that can turn an ordinary meal into an extraordinary memory.
Discover mindfulness through the old-fashioned practice of hanging laundry on the line.