Give the term mindfulness a search over on Google and this is what you will get:
Here at Kallima Lifestyle Clinic, we believe that success lies in being mindful, whether it be your actions unto others, what you eat, your weight loss journey, how you deal with your career successes (or unfortunate failures) – the list goes on!
Mindfulness helps us to be fully present in the moment and be open to what is happening and unfolding, both inside ourselves and out. It has also been shown to reduce stress and improve the quality of your life.
If you are wondering how to practice this method - over the next few weeks we will delve deeper into mindfulness, mindful living and how this lifetime commitment can help improve multiple areas of your life.
These are our top 3 mindfulness tips we find the most effective and commonly use throughout our day.
1. Listen Mindfully!
At times when we are listening to another person, we are there in body, but not fully present. We are not focusing on listening to them; we get caught up in our own minds. We tend to pre-empt and judge what they are saying, mentally agreeing, or disagreeing, or we are already thinking about what we want to say next and what our response will be.
Next time you are spending time with a loved one or co-worker, don’t just hear their words; really listen to what they’re saying.
Focus all your attention on the other person. People appreciate it deeply when you truly listen to them. You’ll also find that they’ll listen to you more fully when you speak!
2. Eat Mindfully!
This tip will be dealt with in detail in future posts and is one of the most important practices we honor at Kallima. The concept of mindful eating goes beyond us as mere individuals, it also involves how what you eat affects the world (cue vegans, pescatarians, etc). Mindful eating means being fully attentive to your food—as you buy, prepare, serve, and consume it.
3. Aiming for Natural, Unstructured Mindfulness!
In this busy, hyper-connected world we live in it’s all too easy to lose ourselves in autopilot for much of the day…. every day.
Living this way, we often fail to notice the beauty of life and we all too often become stuck in mechanical conditioned ways of thinking and living that may be harmful to ourselves.
Hannah, the founder of Kallima Lifestyle Clinic keeps her days mostly unstructured and unscheduled so that she has room for the little things that are important to her like reading, going for a walk, taking a nap.
At Kallima we want to help you learn how to live a mindful life “on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally”. To book your appointment contact us on 0824193976