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How to Be Mindful in Your Life?

Mindfulness is a wondrous human ability that allows us to connect with the world around us. Learning how to be more mindful in your day-to-day takes practice, and doing so can help bring tranquility, happiness, and serenity to your life. The following are a few ways to help you learn how to stop and smell the roses:

  1. Gratitude – Not only is gratitude an important part of recovery, but being grateful for everything you have, the people you love, and your place in the world will keep you connected to the present moment and more mindful of your experiences.
  2. Meditation – Taking a few minutes out of your day to quiet your mind and focus your attention is like a mini-vacation for your brain. For addicts and alcoholics, we really need this in our lives.
  3. Engage Your Senses – Try focusing your awareness and attention on the sights, smells, sounds, and sensations in your environment. Feel the warmth of sunshine on your face, the scent of freshly cut grass, and the sounds of chirping birds. All too often, we skip over the details and never truly appreciate our surroundings.
  4. Eating Habits – It is too easy to grab food on the run and never appreciate its taste. Make it a point to enjoy one meal a day in peace and quiet. Pull on your senses to savor the aroma and the sensation in your mouth. You might be surprised at how delightful each bite really tastes.
  5. Breathing – Your breath can do wonders for your mental state. Being mindful of breathing can calm anxiety, ease stress, and help digestive issues, in addition to many other benefits.
  6. Wake Up Happy – Annoying alarm clock noises, cell phone notifications, and any other noisy distractions don’t set a positive mindset for the day. Try using a more peaceful alarm tone, take time to stretch, and take some deep inhales and exhales to start your day.
  7. Self-Love – You deserve to be loved, especially by you. Do the things that you love, exercise, eat well, and get enough sleep. Life is too short not to treat yourself well. Practicing all of these suggestions will benefit your life and most importantly, your recovery.

No matter how far down the scale you have gone, recovery is possible. You can make the decision to embark upon the rewarding journey of recovery by seeking help now. Resilient House, located in beautiful Shreveport, Louisiana, is staffed with knowledgeable and compassionate professionals dedicated to helping clients build happy, fulfilling lives in sobriety, free from the chains of addiction. For information about treatment options, please call today: (833) 242-6431