7 Ways to Become More Mindful Without Meditating 


1.) Exercise without music. 

Exercising with headphones is supposed to keep you motivated and positive about your workout correct? While I definitely do not disagree with this, I do think that it takes away from training yourself to be more in the present moment. Nobody disagrees that being mindful and in the present moment helps release stress, reduces anxiety, and also reduces depression, however, many people still struggle to see all the little tiny ways in which we are purposefully not being mindful.

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Being Kind or Right?

Many times humans don’t even realize the dilemma they are sometimes in. In difficult times or in the heat of an argument, or even when trying to help someone else through a difficult time, we face the decision to either show someone that we are right and they were wrong in doing something, or instead we can just be kind to someone and be there for them in the moment.

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Stop The Stigma

As someone who has worked in the mental health field for many years, I can attest to the fact that mental illness is still very stigmatized even though there has been a lot of progress on this front in recent years. It is still not  understood very well by most people. Heck, even the researchers and clinicians in psychology sometimes don’t have a full grasp of understanding how, what, or where mental illness comes from. One thing we can all agree on is that the stigma of mental illness  is not a good thing, not helping anyone, and should be stopped. To take a lesson from spiritual teachers such as Eckhart Tolle and Wayne Dyer, instead of judging others, try being kind instead. It’s not an easy thing because we all judge people and things every day, and many times we can even be right in our judgments. However, ideally I myself would rather be kind than right. Kindness is always the best step. 

Please watch the link below: https://www.ted.com/talks/ruby_wax_what_s_so_funny_about_mental_illness?language=en

Smartphone App to Help Focus and Relax While at Work

There is a new app that I have recently been introduced too, and that app is called focus@will. It is basically a smartphone app that plays relaxing music to help keep you focused and relaxed. It is basically only instrumentals and no vocals, but this is intended to help keep you focused because sometimes the vocals in songs can divert your focus from what you are doing as you sing a long with that song’s lyrics. Continue reading