7 Steps to Practice Mindfulness

      1. Create a Calm Environment Choose a quiet and clutter-free space in your home. It could be a corner of a room, a cozy chair, or even a small area on the floor with a cushion or yoga mat.

       2. Set Aside Dedicated Time: Schedule a specific time for your mindfulness practice. Start with a short duration, like 5-10 minutes, and gradually increase it as you become more comfortable with the practice.

3. Choose a Mindfulness Technique: Decide on a mindfulness technique that works for you. You can focus on your breath, use guided meditations, practice body scans, or engage in mindful movement like yoga.

                4. Relax and Prepare: - Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes if you prefer, or keep them gently open with a soft gaze. - Take a few deep breaths to center yourself and let go of any tension or stress.

       5. Focus on the Present: Focus your attention to present moment, notice the sensation of your breath entering and leaving your body. If you're doing a body scan, explore how each part of your body feels.

6. Practice Non-Judgmental Awareness: If negative thoughts or distractions arise, acknowledge them without judgment and gently return to the present moment.

7. Integrate Mindfulness into Daily Life: Mindfulness is not limited to your dedicated practice time. Try to integrate it into your daily activities, such as eating mindfully, taking mindful walks, or being fully present in conversations with others.