Enrich your everyday life by bringing your full presence to whatever you are doing. Activating your presence means tuning into yourself and focusing your energy and senses on the moment. You are showing up as an aware and mindful woman. When you stand in your full presence, you can roll with life’s ups and downs with greater ease. You can tune into your innate wisdom and tap into your intuition to guide you. It’s a comforting, yet freeing feeling!
I consider mindfulness to be an important part of self-care and I invite it into my life through a simple daily ritual.
Begin with a warm cup of herbal tea, dim the lights, turn off your phone and any other electronic distractions, and sit down. Light a beeswax tealight and watch the flame dance as you sip on your tea. Take deep breaths in-between. Empty your mind and tune into the flavours of your tea and the aroma of the beeswax in the air. What do you taste? What do you smell? What do you hear? What do you see? What are you feeling? Take a moment to acknowledge the herbs you are drinking and receive their benefits. This is your me-time and with each breath, bring your intention and focus on being in that moment.
In this process, you might find new energies and emotions bubbling to the surface. Don’t be afraid of giving these new feelings and thoughts some attention. They serve you and guide you.
When you finish your tea, take time to reflect on your experience and ease back into moving your body. It’s a good time to stretch and feel good about nurturing your mind, body and soul!
This ritual can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but the key is that you are taking the time to be in your full presence. When the weather is warmer, I love to practice a similar ritual sitting outside in my garden where I can tune into the beauty of nature.
Remember, practicing mindfulness and being present is a lifelong practice. We are never 100% present all of the time, but the more we can activate that state of being, the more it becomes our default.