Stay mindfully connected with these steps to practice contentment mindfully. #contentment #mindfullycontent #mindfullness

Top Ways to Mindfully Practice Contentment

With our society and lives full of activities that keep us on the go and social media that shows at the seemly perfect lives of others, it is difficult to be content in our lives.

The rise in occurrences of depression and anxiety points to social media and constant bombardment of information as leading causes of stress.

Instead of jumping in any trying to change our overall way of thinking, starting small by making simple changes and staying in the moment can lead to profound changes in our attitude and thoughts.

I have found these three ways to be very helpful in my journey to finding my inner peace, mindfulness, and contentment.

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Stay mindfully connected with these steps to practice contentment mindfully. #contentment #mindfullycontent #mindfullness Reduce activities

Do you truly know why you are on the go…go…go?

We all understand work and family commitments. What about all the volunteer commitments?

Are you the one always saying YES to committees, leading or coaching kids functions, help wherever whenever needed?

How can you create some space in your day to spend some time being mindful and focusing on the present moment?

For me, this may be 10 minutes of silence in the car while commuting…no radio, no audio books, no podcasts.

The first few times I turned off the extra activity, I felt a little lost and confused. What was all that silence! Am I really supposed to be lost in my own thoughts?

These few minutes have evolved into my personal mindful time in which I send out my gratitude to the universe and receive my own love and gratitude.

Simplify Actions and Be Mindful of One Thing at a Time

I am guilty of multi-tasking all the time. I’ve even mostly switched to audio books rather than sitting to read, so I can do other things at the same time. I do not watch television, but I can see how that would be huge distraction while performing other activities.

When was the last time, you were standing in line or waiting  for a bus or elevator? Did you stand there reflecting on your day, or did you pick up your phone to check email, Facebook, Instagram, texts, everything else. Did you notice that everyone else spends their free moments doing the same thing?

What happens when you stay in the moment?

I have decided to no longer take out my cell phone when waiting for the elevator in my office building. This is generally a LONG wait since it goes up 42 floors.

Two things resulted from my few minutes of not using my cell phone.

  1. I walk into my office calmer and more ready to face the day.
  2. Not being on my cell phone is so unusual, that hardly a day goes by without someone giving me the “side eye” curious as to what I am doing.

Appreciate that moment

We lead such busy lives with so many things going on all the time that we forget to be in the moment.

Take a moment to just BE. Appreciate all that you have, the people in your life, and all the goodness you are fortunate enough to experience in your life.

We would love to hear in the comments how you put into practice your contentment!

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Stay mindfully connected with these steps to practice contentment mindfully. #contentment #mindfullycontent #mindfullness

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17 Comments

  • hollysbirdnest.com

    What a beatifully inspiring post! It is so important to turn off those electronics.. Sit and be quiet and listen to the people around you!! We have a no electronic zone…it took awhile but we all love the time we share when we are at the dinner table!

  • Chelsea Lynn

    I totally can relate to this post. I am on the go most of times, and never know how to just sit there. When my phone dies from using it to much I freak out. Maybe these tips of practicing contentment will help me to relax better, especially in my off times if the phone dies again. Thank you so much!

    • Kristina @ Spirit of the Soul

      Staying focused and in the moment is extremely tough in our society although I feel still important for our mental health.

  • Trish

    Mindfulness is an integral part of my life now – so good for managing pain and just making life a more pleasant thing. One way I practise it is to take a few minutes at the beginning of every day just gazing out of the window into the garden in quiet observation.

    • Kristina @ Spirit of the Soul

      Yes! This is also a great calming “meditation” allowing you to slow down your thoughts for just a short time.

    • Kristina @ Spirit of the Soul

      Mindfulness and slowing your thoughts really can help with stress, anxiety, and so much more.

  • Katiedash

    For me finding contentment is knowing that no matter what God is in control. He will provide everything I need. I just need to be happy with what He has given me already. To not take more than what I can handle.

  • Nessa

    Today can relate! Taking breaks from cell phone and other electronics is much needed. I don’t think people realize how much it interfers with their life. Great post!

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