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5 Ways to Bring Mindfulness into Life

written by Nida February 19, 2017

 

I seriously don’t know where the past year went and the clock won’t stop ticking, time is flying. We are so used to living a fast paced life, we don’t even know what is happening in our surrounding. Thanks to mobile phones, while we are scrolling, our life and precious moments are slipping away from our hands. After my baby girl’s birth, I have been so busy that I don’t even have time to sit down and drink coffee properly, except obviously when she is sleeping.
This made me thinking how can we slow time? Well, obviously we can’t slow time, but if we are completely & attentively present in that moment, we are kind of doing the same thing.  We get to be in that moment with all our soul. For that, we have to practice mindfulness. Here are 5 ways that can bring mindfulness in your life:


1. Write (Gratitude Journal, Dear Diary, Self-Love)

So many of us don’t even remember the last time, we appreciated the little things in life. Reflecting upon our blessings, that could be warm meals, love from family, strong coffees, cozy home or anything. In a blink of an eye, our days are passing by,  and I seriously don’t want to have a meaningless life.  Have a gratitude journal in which you can write about at least two of the blessings from the day. If it’s hard to manage daily, try to manage it on a weekly basis. Write something positive about yourself as well, admire the way you dressed the certain day or the way you did your makeup.
When you are at a low point in life, start reading these pages. Also here are more tips on self-love

2. Meditation, Exercise, Long Walks

I have heard that meditation has numerous benefits, It’s about sitting in a quiet place and focusing on your breathing. The key element is not to think about picking children from school, grocery shopping, laundry or the dirty dishes. Taking deep breaths has a calming effect also picturing a nice beach.
Long walks are also another way to be more aware and develop more mindfulness while connecting with nature.  Though in winter, I have some workout DVDs that I like doing at home. The point is to do anything that would help you be present in that moment.

3. Be Present

This is hard,  I seriously don’t know how to be present in the moment, or enjoy the moment. Actually, we are always either thinking about the future or regretting the past. If I took that certain job things would have been different, if I would have applied to that college I would have better job options and etc etc. On the contrary, It’s about doing absolutely nothing and if your thoughts begin to wander, try to bring yourself back in that particular moment. Also try not to multi-task. Trying to handle multiple things at one instance is opposite of what we are trying to approach here. 😉

4. Don’t Rush/Slow Down

Yes, this is the reason I started writing this post. The moment I get up in the morning, my brain is rushing and I have this to-do list that I have to finish, mostly it’s related to house chores & family. Sometimes I am successful at slowing down and doing one thing at a time & some days I am juggling a coffee mug in one hand & Zahra (my daughter) in other. But honestly, the days I am not rushing are so peaceful & I am more focused. Also never rush through a meal, this one is hard especially with kids. In the beginning, I don’t remember if I chew food Lol. Literally, I use to gulp the food so I can assist her. Things are better now. I put her on her high chair while she nibbles on her meal and I can peacefully have mine.

5. Becoming more Involved

There are ways to be more involved.  You can be empathetic towards other’s, being there for them and genuinely listening to them. And it’s important to just try to listen and not judge. When you are trying to feel what the other person is going through it helps you become more empathetic. By making someone feel good and sending out positive vibes, you feel good about yourself. It’s a win-win situation.

Hope you all enjoyed reading this.
Much Love <3

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15 comments

Fareeda February 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

MashaAllah, beautiful write up, I also get carried away trying to do bazillions things at a time, but over the years I have learnt to take things a little more easy. I would definitely be getting a journal, I think that would help me a lot to list the things am grateful for, so on days am feeling down I can always go back and appreciate everything I have.
Thanks for this it’s a beautiful reminder,❤️.

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Nida February 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your two cents regarding the topic. A journal would be a great way to write down all the blessings and then look back at it from time to time for a beautiful reminder. once again JazakAllah for your comment.

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Mariam February 19, 2017 at 6:36 pm

These are some really practical tips. Thanks
I know how we new mothers have it. But self care is so important not just for your own self but for our kids too they learn what we show them if we portray hassle free environment they remain calm too. Sending love your way.

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Nida February 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Thank you so much for commenting. You mentioned a really good point about kids learning what they see and we must show them a hassle free environment. 🙂
lots of love to you as well. I am glad you liked the post.

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Lail | With A Spin February 20, 2017 at 8:20 am

Self care is so important. I think it’s also important to have some me time.

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Nida February 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

very very true 🙂

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Tamanna February 20, 2017 at 11:27 am

Really enjoyed reading this. Mashallah

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Nida February 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

JazakaAllah :)))

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Alya February 21, 2017 at 9:36 am

Wow mashallah. I should say I am really impressed with this blog. And it definitively will help all of us as this tells us to be Thankful to our Lord and be grateful for all the blessings. Keep up with ur posts yet to come.
Good luck meri jaan.

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Nida February 21, 2017 at 11:54 am

thank you so much!! love you tons mama

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meemfay June 7, 2017 at 11:01 am

It is so relatable. All of us are in a rush to achieve greatness and we forget how much struggle we put into reaching where we are today. We must learn to enjoy the present and forget about the worries of tomorrow

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Fozia S June 7, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Some great tips here. Agree with number 2… especially mediation and long walks. Walks will also help us to slow down and reflect.

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Mona Mahmoud June 8, 2017 at 6:07 am

Great reminders to be mindful. I find it hard to slow down and really be present. I feel like the day passes so fast and I’ve had no time to even think! Thank you for this.

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BritDeshiMummy June 9, 2017 at 10:34 pm

I like the idea of keeping a gratitude journal it’l definitely be a great tool to reflect and take time out.

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Aicha June 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Very nice article, like the way it’s broken down and easy to read thanks for sharing

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