What is Mindfulness?

Being mindful is being fully present, in the moment, aware of our surroundings, thoughts and emotions without judgement.

How does one become more mindful?

  • Start short, just a few minutes
  • You’re mind WILL wander, and that’s OKAY
  • The goal is to be completely present in that moment
  • Observe your senses, emotions and feelings without judgement
  • When your mind wanders simply recognize it, without judgement, and bring yourself back to the present moment
  • Chances are, this will happen over and over so don’t be hard on yourself
  • The goal is not to quiet your mind, it’s to learn how to live in the moment without judgement, to be aware of what is going on within and around us but not overly reacting to it

Mindfulness helps us put some space between ourselves and our reactions, breaking down our conditioned responses.

Daily Activities
  • Everything we do can be done more mindfully
    • Making a meal
    • Brushing your teeth
    • Pumping gas
    • Making the bed
    • Driving to work
    • Walking the dog
    • . . . ANYTHING
  • Tune into your senses, noticing your thoughts and emotions

When we are mindful of our actions, we pay more attention to what we are doing. It’s the opposite of going through the motions.


practicing mindfulness on a daily basis can help you feel

more patient
more playful
more enjoyment in daily activities
relaxed for a restful night’s sleep

Mindfulness Challenge

I invite you to join me in a Month of Mindfulness. This week I challenge you to practice mindfulness every day. I have created a short 4 Minute Mindfulness Meditation for you to listen to each day to get you started. You will hear a meditation bell at the start of each minute to bring your mind back to the moment in case it begins to wander. Remember, no judgement!

Mindful Staff. (2019, October 18). Mindfulness: How to Do It. Mindful. https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-how-to-do-it/
Mindful. (n.d.). Getting Started with Mindfulness. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/

Take your first step toward becoming Mindful instead of Mind Full with this 4 Minute Mindfulness Meditation.

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As a mother of 2 young children, Sarah has embraced her passion for playful writing and has become a published Children's Book Author. She believes that the best medium for learning is through play and shares activities that other parents, caregivers and educators can use with their children as well. Sarah also extends her gift of creativity and design to business owners and other aspiring authors with her Marketing & Design services.

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