Did you know that simply observing your own reactions and emotions is being ‘mindful’?
Become an observer of yourself, of your mind.
Just notice how you are reacting with intentional curiosity. Hmm…
The simple act of noticing your emotions and labeling them is being mindful. Label the emotions – such as: anger, anxiety, sadness, love, grief, etc. This is building your skill to notice your emotions, which lets you start to put some space between you and your emotions. Over time, with practice, the emotions start to dissipate a little and become less of a distraction in your life. This doesn’t numb you so you are an emotionless being, it helps you experience life by noticing more and having things bother you less. It helps to keep the monkey mind in check.