Mindfulness Practices to Stay in the Present Moment

Being present allows a person to stay in the here and now rather than focusing and spending energy on the past and future. The term for living in the present and applying this approach is mindfulness.

Remember That Staying Mindful is Intentional:
Remaining in the present moment and continuously utilizing mindfulness isn’t something that just comes naturally. It’s something that has to be practiced and applied every day. So, remembering this can help you work to apply mindfulness in everyday situations. I also think we need to find a way around this cooler

And mind What is easy is to think and worry about the past and future, so being intentional about your thoughts is what is most challenging.

The Problem With Not Living in the Present:
Our minds our built to remember things and prepare for the future. For example, our minds are designed to remember situations in our past in which we may have made the wrong decision in order to protect us from making these decisions again. Or, our minds look to what we need to do in our future to make us more successful. However, looking to the past or future may be overwhelming and take up too much of time away from what matters most – being in the moment. This is why it’s so important to utilize mindfulness practices in order to remain present.

Mindfulness Practices to Use to Stay Present:
While mindfulness is intentional and not necessarily an easy thing to master, there are some techniques that you can use in order to get batter at applying it in your life. Some mindfulness practices that can help you stay present include:

-using breathing exercises (for ex: taking deep, slow breaths) when you’re feeling consumed by the past or future
-doing something physical to keep your mind busy (running, walking, swimming, biking, hiking, etc.)
-conversing with a trusted friend about what you’re feeling right now
-going out in nature and taking in everything you see, feel, and hear
-focus on the world around you and what your senses are taking in

These mindfulness practices focus on bringing your mind and body together to take in the present. Doing this, aligning your body and mind, can help you better be mindful of the here and now. And, keep you from focusing on negative thoughts or feelings related to the past and future.

Getting Help With Applying Mindfulness to Your Life:
Let us help you achieve a more mindful and fulfilling life today! Lotus Healing also offers a variety of wellness services to help you prioritize your personal well-being. Our retreats, workshops, and yoga classes are designed to promote mindfulness, reduce stress, and improve overall wellness.

In addition, Lotus Healing For You offers comprehensive consulting services to private practices, treatment centers, private sector organizations, and foundations. From start-up to strategic planning and clinical enhancement, we work collaboratively with our clients to ensure they achieve their goals. Our mental healthcare education services provide supervision, training, and presentations designed to strengthen clinical expertise. Through our collaborative approach and innovative projects, we are committed to elevating the field of mental health and substance use treatment.

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Dr. Dixie Brown is a PhD level Therapist, Integrative Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritionist with 15 years of experience working in Mental Health, specifically with trauma, eating disorders, and substance use.

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