What is Mindfulness?

What is mindfulness?
What is mindfulness?

In a bid to balance how busy life has been, I have felt the need to incorporate some mindfulness into proceedings. As usual the internet has come up trumps and I have found some brilliant resources, so I thought I'd share them with you. Please forgive me if this is a bit out-there for you, but if you are on my wavelength with this I would love to hear your thoughts.

So, what is mindfulness? Awareness of the present. It encourages us to  simply take time to recognise the world around us as well as our thoughts and feelings. It is savouring life in the now but also acts as a way of  helping us to achieve our goals.

We often live for the future, where we want to be and or how "things would be so much better if . . .'. Mindfulness seeks to redress this and fits so perfectly into my mantra of 'enjoying the journey'.

Here are my top picks of the internet to bring some mindfulness into your life...

1) TINY BUDDHA

A collation of articles from various contributors quotes, 'reflecting on simple wisdom we can apply to our complex lives'.

2) ZEN HABITS

Zen Habits is about 'finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives' and is thoughtfully written by Leo Babuta.

3) TuT UNIVERSE

My favourite!!! Sign up to receive these beautifully motivating and inspiring notes of daily goodness delivered straight to your inbox.

4) ELEPHANT JOURNAL

Achieving the good life through mindfulness, yoga, mediation, wellness, family and food. Fun articles from a variety of contributors.

If you decide to check these out, if you already visit these sites or practice mindfulness, share your experiences in the comments below.

‘Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh