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Essential Oil & Wellness Blog — mindfulness

Mindfulness concept – living in the now

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So mindfulness is the concept of placing our attention and awareness in the present moment. Have you ever noticed how much of your attention is on either things that have happened in the past, or things that you are worrying may or may not happen in the future. Both of these kind of thoughts often lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. By taking our attention away from the present moment we also drain a lot of our life force energy. So to be mindful we are consciously becoming aware of the present moment, we are being in the now,...

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Practical mindfulness in everyday life

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So how can we incorporate mindfulness in your everyday life You can decide to practise one of the mindful techniques in our videos on mindfulness You could set a timer during the day to remind you to be mindful, just doing this for 5 minutes or more is beneficial You could use an object as a reminder such as a pebble or stone that you keep in your pocket, whenever you feel it remind yourself to be presentThere are various mindful app’s that you can download Engage your senses in being mindful for example • Sight – when you walk...

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An introduction to mindfulness

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So the concept of mindfulness appears all shiny and new. However it actually originates from ancient Buddhist teachings. It is a technique cultivated by Buddhist monks and since taken up by anyone seeking to end the suffering induced by our minds. The basic concept of mindfulness is about being in the present moment. There are different meditations you can do to help this which are available in video’s on the website. Mindfulness is a technique that can be used as a daily practise, and a way of being throughout the day. Practising mindfulness over time can help to reduce anxiety...

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Mindfulness – non judgemental awareness

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So we have learnt that mindfulness means to live in the present moment and observe our thoughts, feelings and sensations. Sounds simple, the reality isn’t as easy but with practise it is possible. The really important concept to remember here is that we are observing our life – without criticism. So we are being compassionate with ourselves, as we observe our thoughts and feelings we realise that some will be negative and unpleasant, it is easy here to start to feel worse about this or feel ashamed. However we must remember it is perfectly normal to have these thoughts, they...

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Using Mindfulness to understand our mind blog

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If you have watched my other videos and read my other blogs on Manifestation and how our mind works, then you may be wondering how to go about making changes to your thoughts and mind patterns. One way to do this is to first be aware of our thoughts by being mindful. To be mindful is the process of being present, by routing your awareness in the totality of the present moment and feeling it completely. Throughout your day, notice where your awareness is, on your thoughts? Feelings, body sensations. Often our thoughts are on past events, or future ones,...

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