Mindfulness practices that you can begin today:
- Take some time each day to focus on your five senses without judgement or expectation, this exercise is perfect to try during skincare time
- Incorporate mindful movements such as yoga or tai chi into your daily routine to increase body awareness
- Practice gratitude by writing down a few things that you are thankful for in a journal or notebook
- Eat mindfully as you pay attention to your food to better enjoy your meal while feeling more connected with your body’s needs and hunger cues instead of overeating due to external stimuli
With these tools, we can learn to navigate stressors more effectively and improve our overall quality of life.
Gratitude, Self Acceptance, and Trust
Gratitude, self acceptance, and trust may not be the first things that come to mind when we think about our personal growth and wellbeing, but they are undoubtedly some of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal. When we take the time to appreciate the good things in our lives and cultivate a sense of gratitude, we shift our focus from what we lack to what we do have in our lives. This simple shift in perspective can have a remarkable impact on our mental and emotional states, helping us to feel happier, more fulfilled, and more at peace with ourselves. Self acceptance is another key ingredient in the recipe for a happier, healthier life. When we accept ourselves for who we are, flaws and all, we free ourselves from the burden of constantly striving to be someone or something we're not. That’s right, redirect some love towards that blemish that’s been on your cheek for weeks, accept that you’ve tried your best to heal your skin one way, maybe it’s time to try something new another way! Finally, trust is essential for developing the kind of strong, supportive relationships that are essential to our wellbeing. By learning to trust ourselves and others, we can build deep, meaningful connections that help us to feel connected, validated, and loved.
An intentional intuitive life is about understanding that we are all co-creators with the people and world around us. This means being mindful of our actions and thoughts and how they show up in our outer reality. It requires trust in ourselves so that when we can make decisions from an empowered inner space, those actions can move us closer to our goals with greater ease and joy. By taking the time to listen to your skin, creating plans tailored to your lifestyle, cultivating gratitude and self-acceptance, balancing workflows with attention to detail, and learning to manage stress with mindfulness and self-care, it is possible to live a life full of purpose and personal fulfillment.