|Mindfulness around the house|
For those of you working on mindfulness, I highly recommend using your house work as an opportunity to practice "active mindfulness"
Mindfulness is the act of maintaining awareness of the present moment, without judgment.
If you're unaware, mindfulness has many benefits including:
- mindfulness can reduce stress,
- boost the immune system,
- increase empathy
- improve memory and attention
Most would say that it is not ideal to be moving, working, etc while trying to achieve this awareness...
But it is simply the easiest way to fit mindfulness into your daily routines.
But we all have to do everyday tasks such as wiping the kitchen benchtops.
Top 12 activities to do around the house while practicing mindfulness:
- Wiping the benchtop and stove
- Making your bed
- Sweeping or mopping
- Washing the dishes
- Folding laundry
- Caring for plants
- Cleaning the shower or toilet
- Hanging up laundry to dry
- Putting toys away
- Cleaning windows