Mindfulness Practices

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on My Lovelier Days, I hope everyone is doing well! With being a full-time student and working as a student teacher in between, it’s been a chaotic few months! What better way to welcome you back than with a Mindfulness post.

Since working in schools, I’ve heard more and more talk about mindfulness, which I think is wonderful. If you’re looking for ways to be mindful in your everyday life, here are a few tips to get you started and feeling optimistic for the week ahead.

mindfulness travel girl

Create a Vision Board

There is something about putting your goals, dreams and vision out into reality. I find that creating a vision board with my goals, inspiring photos and quotes above my desk helps me to stay motivated and positive throughout the week. Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration for almost anything, and it’s where I keep my online version of my vision board.

mindfulness road trip travel

Meditate

Sign up for a yoga class! Whenever I feel as though I need to be grounded, I head to a yoga class and let go for an hour of my day. If you can’t make it to a yoga class, try meditating through a video. Try one of my favourites, Yoga with Adrienne if you haven’t already! Clearing your mind can genuinely help you to feel calm, refreshed and ready to take on the day

Tidy Your Space

Cleaning can be a meditative and calming act in itself, but having an organized space is a great way to clear your mind. I’m a firm believer in getting your personal space in order before anything else. A clean and positive space is one of the best ways to cultivate calmness in yourself.

mindfulness calm read

Write in a Journal

This is one that I always encourage as it’s one I’ve been practicing for years. Start writing in a journal daily, or even weekly. Writing out about your week or how you’re feeling is a great way to tap into your emotions and state of mind.

Have a Social Media and Netflix Detox

One of the biggest differences I feel is after having a social media detox. Most of us are all guilty of spending more time than we’d like to admit on social media, or watching Netflix. Deleting your social media Apps off of your phone for a few days or weeks is a sure fire way to get that much needed break. Rather than switching on Netflix to relax, try reading a book to disconnect.

These are a few practices that I try when I find I need more balance and time to myself in my life. What are some things you’ve tried with mindfulness practices? I’d love to hear about them!

 

18 Comments

    • Diana Maria
      March 20, 2019 / 1:20 pm

      Creating a vision board is one of my favorite things to do to inspire myself again! Thank you Jessica xx

    • Diana Maria
      March 20, 2019 / 1:20 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Danielle 🙂

  1. March 10, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    I love mindfulness and always look for new ways of being more mindful and using it for my own wellbeing. I always write in my journal, and I also love doing yoga/stretching in the evenings while thinking about things that make me happy and relaxed, to end the day on a positive note. I am still unsure about vision boards and whether that would work for me, but I may give it a go at some point! Lovely post 🙂

    Julia x
    Last Post: Five Things You Should Stop Feeling Guilty About | https://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.com/2019/03/five-things-you-should-stop-feeling.html

    • Diana Maria
      March 20, 2019 / 1:24 pm

      That’s great that you do yoga as well, I find it to be such a wonderful practice! Thanks for reading Julia xx

    • Diana Maria
      March 20, 2019 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you Laura xx

  2. March 14, 2019 / 3:05 pm

    I love these ideas! They’re such good suggestions. I can never get into meditation but I love tidying. I find it so theraputic and refreshing have a nice, clean and tidy space x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    • Diana Maria
      March 20, 2019 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you Lauren! Tidying is so relaxing, I never thought I’d enjoy it as much as I do! xx

  3. Lisa Autumn
    March 14, 2019 / 4:58 pm

    Such amazing ideas babe!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Diana Maria
      March 20, 2019 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you Lisa 🙂

  4. Khanak
    March 15, 2019 / 6:48 pm

    I love these little tips! My most consistent mindful practice is writing in my journal. I occasionally try and do a social media detox, and it really has made me realise that there exists a world beyond just pretty, curated pictures, and shows how much time we spend building up this online persona, of sorts. Great post!
    Khanak x
    http://www.khanakm.com

    • Diana Maria
      March 20, 2019 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you Khanak! That’s such a great insight and I think the same, it’s so refreshing to take a break from it xx

  5. March 16, 2019 / 10:48 am

    These are all such lovely ideas, just reading this has made me feel much more relaxed haha 😀 I love the vision board idea, Pinterest is such a great tool for it, I have so many secret boards I made I can’t keep track of them all haha! Such pretty photos, I love your posts! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

    • Diana Maria
      March 20, 2019 / 1:19 pm

      Thank you! Oh me too, I have such an overload of boards on Pinterest!

  6. March 16, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    This is such a beautiful post! Haha I get relaxed just reading about it! Loving your blog!
    xGabi | http://gabiwahl.com

    • Diana Maria
      March 20, 2019 / 1:18 pm

      Thank you, you’re too kind! xx