What does mindfulness mean to you? For me it changes regularly, always shifting, always a bit illusive. Today it means being present, slowing down, and being aware of myself and my surroundings without imposing judgements. Feelings, thoughts, and judgements will arise, and when that happens, can I witness, and let it pass or watch the course it takes as the observer?
These are my mindfulness goals. Tomorrow may be different. What about you? 💫💞💫
GRATITUDE TIP: Create a Gratitude Box or Jar Write one thing you are grateful for every morning and/or every evening on a small piece of paper and put it in the container. Do this everyday for 30 days and then sit down, pour out all your small pieces of paper and begin to read through all of your
. Be prepared to smile, have your heart swell, and have it become a way of life. Potential side effect: You will likely want to repeat the process. 💛💫💛
Sleep more. As the days get shorter this autumn, have your life reflect the natural rhythms of the sun and go to bed earlier so you can sleep more as well as get up earlier and enjoy maximum day light during the shortest months of the year. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep is needed for the body and mind to do all the necessary flushing, detox, repair and restore. Getting even more sleep can be helpful during the fall and winter months to boost your immune system, reduce your risk of chronic disease, and improve your mental well-being.
Try it for a week and document the differences you notice. Once the evidence speaks for itself, the choice is up to you.
When you make sleep a priority, your body and mind will thank you and function more optimally so you can do all the things you love during waking hours. ✨😴🌛
HEALTH TIP: Do you eat your veggies? And, I mean ALL the colors of the rainbow? 🌈
Here we have three, and that's a good start and is a deliciously filling snack. Also adding to my food today will be green, blue/purple, white, and so many other variations! Each vegetable and color has different nutrient, benefits, textures, tastes, and loads of natural goodness.
Below are some veggies in each color category. Take a look and choose one from each category to cook with or snack on today.