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8 Ways To Learn To Be More Conscious
A few practical ways that will give you a sense of the “here and now,” because those who practice mindfulness experience positive changes in all areas of their life! Mindfulness is an awakening of consciousness, a continuous attentiveness in every moment of one’s life when one is not wandering in thought while doing something but is focused on what is happening in that particular moment.
What is mindfulness? Awareness is the continuous process of keeping track of current experiences, i.e., everything that is happening in the present moment, without the distraction of thinking about the past or the future.
By becoming aware of oneself and one’s life one becomes capable not only of getting practical benefit from every moment lived but also of finding the connection between all the events that have happened and are happening, understanding one’s purpose in life, making conscious choices in this or that situation, making fewer mistakes, etc.
Awareness is a never-ending process, it lasts a lifetime and has no specific endpoint. And the development of awareness always refers to a specific situation in which a person is, to an activity in which he is involved. And there is no one definite way to develop awareness because this process has its directions and levels.
It has been proven that people who practice mindfulness experience positive changes in all areas of their lives. Experiencing life “here and now” improves self-esteem, the ability to focus, and makes relationships with others more harmonious and fulfilling, which reduces stress levels and gives a fuller sense of happiness. Here are a few ways you can learn to be more aware:
Observe and accept everything that happens to you
Fear of any kind of change usually brings out some of your worst qualities. In doing so, you will be able to experience conflicting emotions and a desire to go back to the way things were before. Don’t stop at this stage, move on.
Be honest with yourself and your partner
Be honest in describing what is going on in your head or body. Sometimes this will be difficult, but it’s where a lot of energy for future discovery and change is hidden. Be honest by answering yourself the “why” and “why” I’m here. This will tell you the answers to where to go next and for what.
Be More Conscious: Be ethical to others
Being ethical means not taking information outside of the walls where you received it, not harming others with intentional or unintentional discussions behind their backs, and respecting the desires and values of others as you would want yours to be respected.
Open up and learn to trust
Be willing to open up and trust strangers. First and foremost, talk about your day-to-day business and all sorts of experiences. This is the first and very important step to getting out of your comfort zone and establishing trust, not only in this group but also with your family.
You can keep your observations in a separate notebook at first, but slowly begin to write or talk about them publicly (e.g., social networks that allow you to keep an online diary can act as a powerful means of self-disclosure and therefore self-development).
Learn from yourself and others
Peek at what others are doing or not doing well. No one is perfect and rarely does everything work out the first time. It is possible (and very likely) that someone else’s report, though, insight will lead you to the right action or direction in which to move with your question.
Be More Conscious: Improvise
If a routine task seems boring, impossible, or long-known to you and you don’t want to do it – make an upgrade for yourself, turn it into a personal study. How you respond to the daily situations life throws up is an important indicator. More often than not, it reflects our overall strategy for living our lives.
Every day is a whole life in miniature. By changing this strategy in daily events, you become more flexible in life, building your relationship with it. Try to make your everyday routine more interesting, for example, play free roulette.
Be prepared for pleasant surprises
Just tune in to the fact that they happen, and various pleasant surprises will not be long in coming. An unexpected bouquet or a pleasant call from a colleague, a letter from a friend or a fleeting smile from a stranger – all this develops relationships with yourself and the world around you, makes them deeper, opens new facets of your reactions to external manifestations, which begin with the reactions of the internal.
Be More Conscious: Have fun with everything
From the successes that are sure to happen, from the successes of other people, from communication with yourself and others, and from the very tasks that life throws up. It’s always easier to run – with a smile on your face! Enjoy the process. It’s worth it.
Help other people and share your emotions and knowledge
When you learn to share your discoveries, you’ll notice your energy level go up. And a good mood and the feeling that you are becoming the master of your life are the positive advantages of it. Just remember that when someone is moving at a different pace through the river of daily situations, issues, challenges, and perhaps not as successfully as you, you always have the opportunity to help or encourage. Just do it, it will make you happier and more aware.
The last thing we want to say is that this is an effective way of developing mindfulness, which includes all of the things we mentioned above. This method is constant observation of oneself. Your main task is to track yourself, all your stereotypes, habits, reactions, emotions, thoughts, feelings, desires, actions, speech, and everything that is directly related to you. Develop and train your inner observer.
If you forget, remember, create triggers for yourself to remember your practice (an unusual item in your pocket, a cross on your hand, a sticker on your monitor, etc.). Don’t let yourself “fall asleep,” awaken from your waking dream in every way possible, and you will not notice how your life will be transformed, and you will be able to say with full confidence, “Yes, I am living my life for real and I am always here and now”. We wish you success on your journey to conscious living!