Mindfulness in Everyday Life

You can practice Mindfulness ‘anytime, anyplace, anywhere’.

Try not to see it as something to ‘add’ to your life like learning the Piano. Living Mindfully means being more aware of being alive.

The basic premise

When engaged in any activity try to bring as much present moment awareness to the experience as you can

• Be aware of yourself being ‘lost in thought’ and disconnected from your experience.

STOP – LOOK – LISTEN & BE HERE NOW (The Mindfulness code)

• Be open to as much of your actual present moment experience as you can

• Be present WITH the experience – BE ALIVE

• Come ‘back to your senses’ notice sights, smells, sounds, tastes and touch

• Try to directly EXPERIENCE rather than judge or manipulate everything

• Acknowledge any unpleasant thoughts or feelings but again try not to judge them as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ – imagine you are experiencing them from slightly outside yourself.

• Slow down to the speed of life

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