3 SIMPLE TIPS TO DAILY MINDFULNESS

Happy Mindful Monday! It’s been awhile since I have posted something for mindful Monday, and I miss it!

I do my best to practice mindfulness each day, because it keeps me grounded and is so good for my mental health. It’s also because staying present and mindful can be so hard in this world, and I never want to look back on my life and wish I had been more mindful. BUT I am definitely not perfect at being mindful every moment of every day, but it’s so important to me that I am aware and that it is something I work on!

3 tips to make daily mindfulness easy

  1. Start the day with 1-3 different intentions. These intentions should not be your to-do list. You may have seem my monthly intentions that I post on Instagram, and some of them are tasks I wish to complete. For my daily intentions, I like to write things more like this: take 3 deep breaths every time I remember, meditate before bed, make myself a cup of tea, etc.
  2. Put your phone away. You can’t ever be in the present moment with your phone in your face, not fully. And I am not saying that you need to ditch your phone all day, or forever, or anything. Just a realistic break at least once a day from your phone and other distractions. Take this time to be totally present in whatever is going on in the moment, and soak it all in. It feels so good! Another tip to try with your phone is to follow social media accounts that uplift you, and make you feel good. If ever you see something that makes you feel bad about yourself, or your life, click unfollow!
  3. End each day with 3 things you are grateful for, or that went well that day. This helps you reflect on the day and even start to notice these things throughout the day. I feel like some days are a whirlwind, so this reflection exercise helps bring some mindfulness and gratitude to each night.

I would love to see your intentions, gratitude lists, and everything you are doing to be mindful each day! Tag me in your posts and use the hashtag #mindfulwithchels 
 

 

Mindful Monday: Purposeful Planner

 Mindfulness: being present in every moment, without judgement.

One of my favorite quotes to live by. Over the past year, I have been practicing mindfulness in ways that work for me. Something I have needed for awhile was a good planner to help me stay mindful. I needed something that would ease my anxiety and stress by keeping my thoughts and my life as organized as possible. I tried a few different planners and they never were enough. I tried several bullet journals but they were too much for me to do and I found myself stressing over creating it. Not helpful.

When I found Corie Clark planners, I was really hopeful they would be what I have been needing. When I first got my planner, I was really excited looking through it thinking “this is perfect!” And that it is! I did not realize how helpful it would become though.

The Corie Clark planners are all about living your life on purpose, simply. That sounds just like something I would love! These planners include 18 months chock-full of good stuff to not only keep you organized, but help you remain mindful and stress-free! There are sheets for goals, menu planning, budget, a task list, and daily plan-sheets that have everything you could ever possibly need to track!

These planners have helped me stay on top of menu planning and grocery shopping. They have made it incredibly simple to track my water intake, my to-do lists, even my monthly dreams and goals. It’s so important to keep track of all these things, but without the right way to do it all, it can be stressful to figure out the best way to stay on top of things.

Another thing I love so much about my purposeful planner, is that it goes along with a minimalist lifestyle. This planner truly is my key to staying organized and on top of things.

xo, Chels

**this is a sponsored post. I would never share anything that I didn’t fully believe in and use myself.

Mindful Monday: Manipura Chakra

Well, It’s Thursday, but who says that means I can’t share a #mindfulmonday post? Ha! Things have been really hectic in my life lately, and it’s definitely showing here. I appreciate that you are all still here though, and still supporting me. Although I don’t always have enough time to blog, I really enjoy it and love that I get to share it with all of you!

Today I wanted to share a little bit about the solar plexus chakra, also known as Manipura.

Location: Solar plexus

Chakra meaning: regulates fears, sense of personal power, and gut feelings. Connects to the ego.

Off balance: Low self-confidence, confusion, depression.

Color: Yellow

Affirmations: I do enough. I am more than enough. I accept myself and stand with confidence in my personal power. I respect myself.

Foods: lemon, turmeric, banana, pineapple.

Element: Fire

Aromatherapy: burning candle is best: lemongrass, fennel, lemon, lime.

Tips to Balance:

1. wear yellow

2.try some yoga poses: bow and fish pose are great for this!

3.use affirmations first thing in the morning, and before bed.

4.try this journal prompt: What are your favorite things about yourself and why?

If you are feeling up to it, share number 4 in the comments!

xo. Chels