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How to Incorporate Mindfulness Practices into Everyday Life

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Mindfulness has become an increasingly popular practice. From adults adopting it as part of their daily routine to children being taught its principles in school, mindfulness is considered a valuable skill that helps reduce stress and anxiety levels, enhances productivity, and even improves physical health.

Here are five tips to employ that bring more mindfulness into your day-to-day life:

Practice Mindful Breathing and Awareness Exercises

A simple yet effective way to make mindfulness a part of your daily routine is to take two or three minutes every morning to practice mindful breathing and awareness exercises. All you need for this exercise is your breath. Start by focusing on inhaling and exhaling deeply. This brings awareness to your breath, and allows the calming effects of concentration on your breath to fill the body. Then, as you continue, start scanning each part of the body from head to toe noticing any sensations without judgment or trying to change them.

Identify and Appreciate the Little Things

Throughout the day, make an effort to be aware of your surroundings and bring a sense of gratitude for all the little details that are usually overlooked. When you take a moment to appreciate small things like a blue sky, birds chirping, or even a smile from someone passing by, it shifts your focus away from time-related stress and onto something more meaningful.

Use Your Morning and Nighttime Routines Wisely

Mornings and evenings offer an ideal opportunity to practice mindfulness. A good morning routine sets you up for a productive day. A mindful evening routine helps you feel more relaxed before bed. Whether it’s spending five minutes meditating, doing yoga, journaling, or simply taking some deep breaths and reflecting on the day, use your routines as an opportunity to create mindful moments throughout the day.

Stay Present in Conversation

It’s easy to become so wrapped up in your thoughts during conversations that you don’t truly pay attention to others. Being present starts with listening intently to what is being said and staying aware of your body language and facial expressions. Focusing on the other person while they’re speaking lets you practice mindfulness and be fully present in the moment.

Learn Mindful Eating

Learn to listen to and trust your body’s cues regarding food. Instead of mindlessly snacking on unhealthy foods, slow down and savor each bite. Pay attention to your body’s signals, so you can identify hunger and fullness cues. This helps you determine when your body needs nourishment and how much it actually requires.


Any activity you do uses mindfulness to make it more beneficial and powerful. It provides a simple yet effective way to reduce stress, increase productivity, and become more aware of yourself and others.

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How to Incorporate Mindfulness Practices into Everyday Life


  • Danwil Reyes

    Nice tips for being mindful. I’d say my favorite one here is to identify and appreciate the little things.

  • Tamara

    I like this. Be mindful, and be purposefully mindful.

    Whereas I think to be a pretty good listener (most of the times I happen to be really interested in what people have to say), my son had a not so great moment last night.

    He’s enjoying his summer break teenage-style: watching TV until 3am, sleep till noon. Tuesdays – ever since Kindergarten – he eats at my parents’ place when he comes home from school. During breaks he usually asks whether they’re around at all, and they do the same. Since he’s such a big boy, these texts go back and forth directly between them, and I’m out of the loop. So I ask him “are you going to your grandparents’ for lunch?” He nods, and we discuss that he’s going to have to set an alarm since I wil be at work and can’t wake him up. We eschange a few other words, then he goes “ahem, Mom, what did we just talk about, I feel I should know, but it’s gone…” Bahahahahaaa!

    • Dominique

      Oh dear!😀😀😀

      I know how he feels! It’s just lazy summer brain but I hope you poked at him a little about it LOL

  • Martha

    I like that you have mindful eating in your list. I have been more aware of my breathing and both morning and nighttime routines. In 2018 I started listening to my body when I switched to my healthy eating plan. I’ve never called it a diet, just eating healthy foods, slowing down when eating and have smaller meals. It’s working too! I so enjoy your blogs.

    • Dominique

      Thank you so much! I love reading about both you and Lia’s adventures!

      I have always been a “healthier” eater, but I have been trying to do even better. It’s why I need a garden. 😀

      Also, tomorrow’s post goes a bit more into mindful eating!

  • Jeanine Byers

    These are great tips, and I am happy to report that I am already doing some of them! I think what serves me best if mindful breathing, which I try to do several times a day or more.

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