The Simple Ritual You Need To Set This Year

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We all struggle with being in the moment, but it’s something that’s so essential for personal development. If you want to be successful, you should stop focusing on too many things and slow it down! But it’s hard, we know! That’s why these simple five-steps will change your life!

1. Do everything slowly and with thought

From eating to writing an email, take your time and really try to be in the moment. That’s the key to mindfulness, and will help you to do everything to the best of your abilities. So, for example, instead of doing five or six tasks at once, really focus on one. Take a deep breath, clear your mind and focus.

2. Spend five minutes a day doing nothing!

This is so important, and it’s something that we all forget to do. Wind down, relax, don’t plan anything and don’t do anything. Take in your surroundings, notice the sights and sounds around you from the hum of your computer to the birds outside. Try meditation, become aware of every part of your body and clear your mind! Take deep breaths, just set an alarm for five minutes and just be!

3. Put your phone on lock-down!

The toughest part of the ritual is going tech-free. Once a day, when you come home from work, put your phone on lock-down. Put it in another room, leave it at home. Connect with the people you’re with in the evenings.

4. Start a journal.

Seriously, get everything out of your head and down on paper. Start a journal. Whether you write down three things you’re grateful for every morning and three things you need to change every night, get a pen and put it down on paper you’ll feel clearer, happier and more focused.

5. Turn tasks you dread into tasks you love!

It’s all in your mindset! If there’s something you’re dreading do it first, and do it with the mindset of how grateful you are to be doing this task. Instead of dreading something think how lucky you are, and if it’s something tough just turn it into a learning experience. What did you learn from it and how will you do better in the future?


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  • I usually take a few minutes when I get home after work to just sit and do nothing. It’s so tempting to either tackle those dishes in the kitchen sink or start doing things, but you just need to take a couple minutes first Especially being a school counselor, if I don’t take a couple minutes and just try to leave work at work, it can make the rest of my evening kind of stressful.

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  • I have started journaling recently and it really does help me focus, highly recommend! Meditation is incredible too ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

  • Tania Gonzalez

    I also try to every day just sit down in my balcony for a couple of minutes and look out, see the sky, the cars, the people walking and just take in every feeling that I can and breathe. It’s really needed to then continue on with the work at home with my son and the house.

    Tania

    http://taniagonzalez.me

  • Such great advice and tips! A lot of these things I used to do but recently stopped. Thank you for the reminder! :) I think the hardest one for me is putting my phone on lock down. That’s something I personally want to work on a lot.
    xx Nichole
    Fall Upon Glamour

  • Mila S

    is it bad that i spend more than 5 minutes a day doing nothing lol

    x Mila
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  • It is so easy to get out of the habit of this way of being. My hours have changed at work, and I’ve found myself all uptight and rushing, and it’s purely down to the change in my routine! This is a great reminder!

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