THE PATH OF LIVING:
To LIVE a mindful life it’s necessary to anchor some habits in our daily life. But most important, it’s necessary to work on ourselves some characteristics so that we can “breathe” the new way of life that we want to create.
LIVING a mindful life is not living a perfect life. It’s not living a life in which challenges do not arise, in which we don’t get emotionally unbalanced and in which we come to accept everything that happens to us in a friendly and calm way. This would mean being asleep, apathetic or anesthetized in life.
LIVING mindfully starts right away by accepting that life is unpredictable, unstable and impossible to control as a whole.
LIVING mindfully is to consciously choose when, where and how we will let some imbalances arise. Knowing later, when is the right time to return to give our full attention to that (those) area (s), before those imbalances cause greater or perpetual damage. Because there are no constant states of happiness, there is no eternal health and there are no rainbows in the sky all the time.
So where do we start?
Very simple: for supporting our whole, taking care of ourselves.
- We will improve the way we eat.
- We will get enough sleep so that our body can recover with a few hours of rest.
- We are going to move our “legs and arms” with a regular physical activity.
How can we expect to change our lifestyle if we don’t start at the bottom? If you think about it, there is no science at all. It is taking care of us as best as we can.
Then comes the inner and deeper work:
STRENGTHEN OUR RESILIENCE CAPACITY!
To achieve this, we need to work internally on:
- Analysis of the environment / Reality framework: objectively understand the causes of the current situation.
- Emotional Maturity: keep calm in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
- Optimism: ability to maintain faith, hope and conscious positivism.
- Empathy: ability to feel the other, understanding their perspective.
- Self-efficacy: believing that our actions will be effective and will produced positive results.
- Self-confidence: believe in our abilities.
- Interpersonal Relationship: having the desire to establish relationships with other people without the fear of getting hurt.
In the meantime, we should regularly practice an activity that allows us to free our mind and stay focused.
Let’s check some activities that allows us to free our mind:
- Play Sports
- Create | Express
- Listening to Music | Play a Musical Instrument
- Being in nature