There are lots of definitions out there, the one that works for is our ability to be fully present, aware of where we are, what we are doing when we are doing it!
I know I have caught myself being mindful and then at other times I am not so in the moment!
One thing that comes to mind is when I drive to work. I can remember getting in the car, starting it and driving to the end of my street, but then.....I wake up when I get to work. Wait, what? How did I get here, I sort of went on auto pilot!
So think about that! My brain knew the route, had it in my memory banks, so I really didn't have to think about it, unless....I hit a detour, or there was an accident (and hopefully not involving me). I was forced to wake up, to pay attention, to become mindful.
So integrating Mindfulness into your daily life is all about becoming more aware of what you are doing, where you are, what are you thinking, what are you feeling and getting curious about all of it, not judgement and practicing the pause so that you can respond as opposed to react.
Sounds easy, right?
Sometimes, you just need some help to get started. I have just added a Mindful Monday workshop to help you get started!
Check out The Heddeka Group Facebook Page for the details.
Would love to see you there!