How To Be Mindful During Your Day
Being accountants, based in a busy city such as Southampton we know how easy it is to get caught up in it all, commuting, working and all the general hustle that it takes to be an entrepreneur. In past months we have started to be more mindful, and we wanted to share some of the little changes that we have made that have improved our day and overall wellbeing with you. Disclaimer- we do not do all of this on a daily basis but usually, pick one or two to incorporate into our day.
In the morning...
Express gratitude... Before you get out of bed, spend one minute thinking about one thing you are grateful for.
Visualise... while you are in the shower how you want your day to go.
Mindfully... eat your breakfast. Take time to notice what you are eating - and enjoy it!
Practice your affirmations... while getting ready in the mirror
On your commute...
Meditate... If you are walking or commuting via public transport. Calm has some great walking and commuting programmes
Breathe Mindfully... if you are driving. Take deep and slow breaths.
During your working morning...
Before you start work... take 2 minutes to regroup. We love the two-minute meditation on the Calm app.
During one of your breaks... take a minute or two to think about how your day has gone so far and
During the afternoon...
Yoga... after lunch. The afternoon tends to be when your energy slumps. Five to ten minutes of yoga can help you feel ready for action.
Power nap... mid-afternoon. A power nap can be an excellent way to re-energise your mind and body. Aim for 20 minutes otherwise; you will go into a deeper sleep. We love apps that coach you to sleep but wake you up at the end of the time. The one we use is called Sleep Well. It naturally wakes you up, so you feel refreshed instead of jarred out of sleep.
Journal... and mind dump all of your thoughts onto paper, what you need to do, your goals, anything on your mind. Update any success or goal trackers you may have.
Drink tea... ideally, a sleep-promoting tea and take a minute for yourself
Listen to... a sleep track. A track that guides you into a restful, deep sleep. I am a big fan of the Sleep Well app.
We know that not all of these tips can be done on a daily basis, but we hope you have found a couple that you can work into your schedule. Our last tip is to schedule and set reminders in the calendar for these short mindful activities, and this will help encourage you to do them!
About the author
Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover, foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.