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The Power of Observation: 10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Daily Life

At its core, Mindfulness is an exercise of observation – observing your thoughts, your breath, your emotions, and the sensations in your body. By practicing this self-awareness and mindfulness, we can cultivate a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Here are ten ways you can incorporate the power of observation into your daily life:

🌳 Take a walk in nature and pay attention to the sounds, smells, and textures around you. Notice the way the leaves rustle in the wind, the scent of blooming flowers, and the feel of the earth beneath your feet.

πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Practice deep breathing and notice how your body feels as you inhale and exhale. Take note of the rise and fall of your chest, the sensation of the air passing through your nostrils, and the feeling of your lungs expanding.

πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ Try a body scan meditation and pay attention to the sensations in each part of your body. Starting at your toes, work your way up to the crown of your head, observing any tension or discomfort and allowing it to release.

πŸ€” Observe your thoughts without judgment, noticing when they drift to the past or future. Simply watch them come and go, like clouds passing across the sky.

🎨 Notice the colors and shapes of objects around you, and how they interact with each other. Take in the beauty of your surroundings, whether it’s the vibrant hues of a sunset or the delicate petals of a flower.

πŸ‘‚ Listen to someone without interrupting, and observe their body language and tone of voice. By truly listening, you can gain a deeper understanding of others and connect on a more authentic level.

πŸ§β€β™€οΈ Pay attention to your posture and the way your body feels as you move through your day. Take note of any discomfort or tightness, and adjust your posture accordingly.

πŸ™ Take a moment to express gratitude for something in your life and observe how it feels. Whether it’s a loved one, a favorite meal, or simply the sun on your face, expressing gratitude can cultivate a greater sense of joy and appreciation.

🍽️ Practice mindful eating, noticing the flavors and textures of your food. Take the time to savor each bite, appreciating the nourishment it provides.

😌 Observe your emotions without trying to change them, simply allowing them to be. Whether you’re feeling joy, sadness, or anything in between, by acknowledging your emotions, you can cultivate greater self-awareness and understanding.

By practicing these simple acts of observation, you can cultivate a greater sense of mindfulness and self-awareness in your daily life. Incorporating these practices into your routine can help you to feel more grounded, present, and connected to the world around you. So the next time you roll out your yoga mat, remember that the power of observation extends far beyond your practice – it’s a way of life.


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Hi love, I’m Silvia!

I’m a specialist in starting over.Β 

Trauma revealed truths that took me to some faraway places for healing and wisdom. In Bali, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Laos, Hawaii and Malaysia, I soaked it up, took bold actions, and expanded what was possible for me.

Through all of this I learned something profound;Β the power of resiliency can be taught and even making a 5% change can change the future dramatically.

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