A healthy mind leads to a healthy body. The practice of mindfulness is one that you can do any time of day. As we transition into the spring season with beautiful weather, you can even take a mindfulness walk. Remember to be intentional in practicing mindfulness and schedule mindfulness breaks throughout your day.
Our brain can't concentrate for a sustained amount of time. The best it can do is to focus continuously for about 90 minutes or so, and then most must take a short break to clear their head. Use the recommendation listed below to ensure that you maintain mental and emotional health.
One way to be mindful is to practice meditation. If you're new to the practice or would like more resources, visit
M2’s resource guide
to get you started on your mindfulness practice journey. The resource guide includes short, guided meditations, book recommendations on the topic of mindfulness, and other alternatives for meditation.
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There’s an app for that.
If you would like to carry your mindfulness and meditation practice with you on the go, check out the following apps for mindfulness and meditation:
Even though we are physically away from our coworkers, friends, and perhaps, our extended family members, it is important for us to stay connected to them in other ways. According to
, if we are spending more time alone, it may not necessarily mean that we are lonely. There are simple things you can do to stay connected to others during this time.
Practice kindness and gratitude
Express gratitude to those who are continuing to work amid the current circumstance to serve our community. From health care workers to grocery store employees and delivery personnel, there are many people who are working to ensure that our community is prepared. A simple smile, words of affirmation, and making eye contact are safe ways to express gratitude. Feel free to do so generously.
Stay connected with loved ones
Make time in your daily schedule to call a friend, coworker, or a loved one. Check-in on people to see how they are doing, share funny memories and stories, or catch up with a friend you haven’t spoken to in a long time.
Be a friend
If you know someone who may not have a strong support system, reach out to them to see how they are doing. Don’t make it complicated. A simple text message will do!
Keep a daily journal
The practice of journaling can be a powerful way to release emotions and reflect on the beginning or ending of the day. You can try journaling about your day, your goals, or use different
for journal entries.
Repeat a positive affirmation
It’s easy to get into a negative headspace during times like these. To help break this cycle, replace these negative thoughts with positive thoughts. The repetition of doing this helps you to be more mindful and feel more positive.
Get back to nature
Spending time in nature is a great way to be more grounded and present. Try taking off your shoes to feel the sensation of the ground, which we are most likely unfamiliar with. This is such a fun and relaxing way to spend time.