Being mindful of your actions

Being mindful isn’t just about being alerted to something and then being mindful of your actions. It is about paying attention to your environment and your lives presently.

It is also not something we will all have in our lifetime, but that part is always up to us. Being mindful is something you must hone, and something that can have a positive impact on both your personal and professional life.

Being mindful helps us improve ourself and our relationships. Being mindful is listening carefully to what others have to say; looking at our lifestyles again, trying meditation and incorporating that into our daily routine.

It is important we practice being mindful. Focus on your breathing, use visualisation, think about and be aware of your feelings. Analyse your thoughts. Think about how you feel, why you feel how you feel. Think about your experiences. It is not just your experience in that moment that makes you feel unhappy, sad, or angry.

Being mindful is something we must all work on for us to work successfully together, for us make the world a more secure place. It’s something we can teach ourselves. Train your mind to see the good in people, in society and in the world and change your internal dialogue so you use empathy, compassion and tolerance, instead of irritability, anger and abuse.

Don’t assume something without really knowing or understanding; change your lifestyle habits so you become more mindful and acknowledge your progress. The more mindful you are, the more benefits you bring to your life, and to those around you also.


9 Feb, 2020

4 thoughts on “Being mindful of your actions

  1. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is one thing that has helped me with being mindful. I had always assumed that it was only for people with Borderline Personality Disorder.

    It turns out that it helped teach me a lot of life skills that I never learned as a child. There are many times when things can trigger me and throw me back 40 years or so, to make me feel like a little kid.

    But now I have tools to use that can bring me back to the present, to be able to deal with situations now, rather than deal with situations the way I used to.

    1. Thanks Randy. I’m pleased you have found something that works for you. Amazing news.

      How much better you’ll feel being mindful, knowing you’re making a difference for yourself through the choices you are able to make.

      I know how much it has helped me. I couldn’t be without it now. Being mindful helps us take control of our decisions and our life.

  2. I’ve learned to hear sirens in the distance, which means I know when I’ve screwed up by not being mindful.

    All you have to do is pay attention to your conscience, if you have one.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, ‘all you have to do is pay attention to your conscience, if you have one,’ – exactly. It’s our conscience that alerts us to a problem and our intuition that acts as a guide.

      The key is also in the words ‘being mindful’ – I also think we must consciously continue to be mindful of what we do, instead of us relying on our unconscious thinking all the time.

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