How practicing mindfulness could help you
We got to thinking about the idea of mindfulness and how this can help anyone with these feelings during this uncertain time. Here we're sharing our tips and ways you can practice mindfulness at home and how this can impact your mood.
In a time where being online is one of the only ways to socialise, do we ever get a break from our online lives? Our phones, tablets and laptops are like second brains, storing all the information we don’t have space for in our own. Thousands of photos and videos, endless contacts and useless information it can be a little overwhelming at times. Go through your follow list and unfollow pages and people you don’t engage with that clog up your feed, apps that you have no use for anymore. Declutter that space to make your mind clearer.
Put your wardrobe on a diet
Having so many clothes can leave you spoilt for choice. But we suggest cutting it down to timeless pieces you can wear over and over. Minimalist blogger Courtney Carver has shared her idea ‘Project 333’. To break it down for you, every three months you should go through your wardrobe and pick 33 items; clothes, shoes and accessories. These items will see you through the next three months of outfits. The rest can be stored, sold or given away! At Aequem, we love this idea because it encourages you to donate old clothes or sell pre-loved! And if you do feel the urge to shop, head over to Aequem for the best sustainable fashion brands.
Start single tasking
Although we live in an age where it’s so much more common to be doing a million things at once, we say focus on one thing before moving onto the next. We often take on so many tasks at once that it can begin to feel like work never stops. This can be a major tax on your mind and can actually be so much more effective in getting things done because you’re far more concentrated on one task.
One in, one out
Try to adopt the idea that if you’re bring something new home, an old one has to go. This can mean all sorts of things, for example we don’t just mean clothing. We’re avid readers and can often find our homes building up with piles of books, read and some we are yet to read. In lockdown, this has only gotten worse. After going through and giving away we have started to use the one in one out theory. This maximises space in your home but also means you’re not buying excessively and holding onto things you no longer need. Donate to charity, give to friends or sell.
Simplify your meals
Food plays such a big role in everyones lives, there’s no doubt about it. It can get a little stressful thinking everyday about what to have for dinner that night. Aequem suggests you come up with two or three go to meals that are quick and easy for you to prepare. Those of us who aren’t that great at cooking will relish in the thought of this! You’re best and most favourite meals so you don’t have that added stress on your day to decide what to eat. Also, buying fresh, local produce will make food taste so much better and help support local businesses.
Mindfulness can have a positive effect on your mood, clearing your mind and helping you to feel more focused in your everyday life. So if you’re feeling like this might be a good choice for you we say go for it, there no time like the present. Making these little changed in your lifestyle will go a long way!
We hope you enjoyed this article and found our list helpful! If you have any additional tips we might have missed - let us know, we'd love to hear from you!
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