Mindful Simplicity

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Cleaning and decluttering, for me, are mindfulness practices. They are not chores that I dread, nor ways to strive for a perfect living environment, but ways to practice living in the present moment. Often times, decluttering starts with you and the simple practices that you do all day.

Here are a few things you can do to create a mindful routine :

  • Wake with the Sun – There is no purer light than what we see when we open our eyes first things in the morning.
  • Sit – Mindfulness without meditation is just a word.
  • Make your Bed – The state of your bed is the state of your head. Enfold your day in dignity.
  • Empty the Hampers – Do the laundry without resentment or commentary and have an intimate encounter with the very fabric of life,
  • Wash you Bowl – Rinse away self-importance and clean up your own mess. If you leave it undone, it will get sticky.
  • Set a Timer – If you’re distracted by the weight of what’s undone, set a kitchen timer and, like a monk in a monastery, devote yourself wholeheartedly to the task at hand until the bed rings.
  • Rake the Leaves – Rake, weep, or sweep. You’ll never finish for good, but you’ll learn the point of pointlessness.
  • Eat when Hungry – Align your inexhaustible desires with the one true appetite.
  • Let the Darkness Come – Set a curfew on the internet and TV and discover the natural balance between daylight and darkness, work and rest.
  • Sleep when Tired.

Reference : http://karenmaezenmiller.com/10-tips-for-a-mindful-home/

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for the tips, much needed during this lockdown time.

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    1. Garima says:

      Research shows that after practising mindfulness, the grey matter in your brain’s amygdala – a region known for its role in stress – can become smaller. Mindfulness and memory. An area of the brain known as the hippocampus helps your memory and learning.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you potatosandwich (in the absence of a better word). Mindfulness can: help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, , improve sleep, and alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties.

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  2. Superb tips on Mindful simplicity 👍.

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

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      1. Very nice explanation 🙏👍👌

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  3. Newbee says:

    Beautiful post. ..Much needed …I wish I could have most out of you …

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  4. ljb2 says:

    This is a great blog, very helpful during a lockdown. Shared with my Twitter & Tumblr following as they would really benefit from it. 🙂

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you. I am glad you liked my post.

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      1. ljb2 says:

        Your welcome 🙂

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  5. rashu2015 says:

    Wonderful post and very useful tips… very recently I have started realising the importance or being mindful and how it helps us enjoy the process of doing every mundane task.

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    1. Garima says:

      Its very relaxing, mindfulness practices.

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      1. rashu2015 says:

        Ya I can understand that… it makes us slow down and enjoy everything that we do. Thank you for the wonderful post🙂

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      2. Garima says:

        Most welcome

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  6. Kritika says:

    I Like the idea of setting the timer. Great Post. Thank you 🙂

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it Kritika.

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