Make time to find things that make you happy every day. Happiness doesn't just happen to you—you can proactively create it. You have more control over how you feel than you may think. Mindfulness helps you understand this. As you learn to observe, you realize that thoughts and feelings come and go frequently.
A benefit of practicing mindfulness is that you learn to be less reactive to stressful and emotional situations. This is good for your health. We all have 'buttons' that, when pressed, can cause us to lose control. It does not have to be that way.
When you watch over time the issues that press your buttons—for example, I hate it when people tell me, "You're wrong," because I pride myself on being very careful to get things right—you can learn, rather than react according to old patterns you may have had since childhood.
I discovered the Stretch Out Strap over 15 years ago and yet it still remains one of the best stretching tools that I have found. Most people need to add more stretching into their day, but don’t know how to squeeze it in. I recommend using breaks while working at your desk or computer.
Numerous studies show that prolonged sitting (and now standing) is bad for your health. Many of us, myself included, earn our livelihoods by work done when sitting. The key to overcoming the negative effects of sitting or standing without moving seems to be to move more and to move more often.
During a recent trip to London, UK, I had the indulgent pleasure of visiting ESPA Life at Corinthia, London’s most exclusive, most luxurious spa, offering world-class pampering treatments and spa/fitness facilities. I was especially interested in exploring their mindfulness philosophy, an essential element of their integrated approach to natural beauty and inner calm. Find out about my visit here!
What is Mindful Beauty? This is a concept I embrace because I believe that every woman is beautiful. Beauty is more than one shape, size or specific age. Women are at their most beautiful when they fully embrace and celebrate their uniqueness, and right now is your time to shine.