You know how we’re always doing one thing but thinking about something else?
You know how this is an example of mindlessness not mindfulness?
Well I have a little hack for you today.
And it’s going to sound silly but I swear it works.
Here it is:
When you’re doing something articulate it.
You don’t have to say it out loud of course (unless you want other people to think you’re lunatic) – in your head is fine – but be clear about what it is you’re doing in any giving moment.
For example, I am sitting down to read. I am walking to the shop. I am drinking water. I am eating lunch. I am sitting on the toilet. I am writing. I am exercising. I am brushing my teeth. I am scrolling on Facebook.
You get the point.
The beauty is, not only will this make you more mindful, it makes you more aware.
I am having another beer. I am having another chocolate. I am throwing away another piece of plastic.
The idea is not to stop you from indulging in negative habits but to simply make you more aware of them. This, in turn, makes you aware of what you should be doing. That’s often enough to steer you in a slightly better direction.
So that’s it.
Todays top tip is to simply say what you’re doing as you’re doing it.
It’s an awesome mindfulness hack.