As mindful as we make an effort to be when it comes to eating and exercising and meditating, we all too often forget that we should be mindful in our communication, too. After all, communication is at the core of almost every relationship, whether it’s the one with your partner, your children, your friends, your boss, and even yourself. Fortunately, mindful communication is something that can easily be learned and mastered with just a few simple tricks and a little practice.
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As part of our Mindful May series, we teamed up with Heather Peterson + Gabby Domini—two of our M-powered M-bassadors + the creators of Meditate Movement—to give you a few easy tricks for practicing mindfulness meditation.
Just like with everything else in your life, your exercises + workouts can be the perfect avenue for practicing mindfulness. That’s because mindful movement is simply exercise performed with awareness. It involves quieting your mind, listening to your body + adjusting your movements based on the feedback it's giving you.
Tto help you stay more present while wining + dining, here are 5 of my favorite tricks for practicing mindful eating.
Mindfulness is about fully feeling every emotion and physical sense that comes to you, letting them resonate with your mind and body, and then letting them go so as not to get weighed down or distracted. It’s about not being stuck in the past or looking too far into the future, but rather knowing that the present moment is all that matters and making the most of it while it’s here.