Everything in life improves when you are more present.
6 ways to remember to be more present.
A bit of prep:
I recommend mindfulness practice such as meditation or yoga.
This trains your brain to notice the space between stimulus & response.
1/ Keep a mindfulness momento in your pocket.
(I like the idea of a coin, like Ryan Holiday’s stoic coins)
When you feel or notice it, bring your focus back to the present.
2/ Set a daily reminder on your watch or phone.
(Phones are a danger-zone for mindfulness, so watches may be better)
This can be set to when you struggle the most with staying mindful.
3/ Post-it note at your work station.
You can write, “breathe” or “here, now” or any helpful word.
Endless to-do post-its can be stressful to look at.
4/ Calendar reminder to body scan.
Set-up a private calendar invite that reminds you to take stock of how you feel.
You can also take 10 breaths or listen to a recorded meditation.
5/ Build a habit — Ex. mindful minute after every meeting/restroom break
Structure your daily routine and build habits that incorporate mindfulness.
6/ Add a message to your phone homescreen wallpaper.
Write something that reminds you to be mindful & present.
6 ways to REMEMBER to be mindful in every moment.
Which ones work for you?
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