We’ve been through a lot in 3 months during this home quarantine. Some people are happy, some feel panic, some are frustrated, some are just being positive despite current situations. If we all look in general, All of us could feel extreme anxiety. We can turn this into another opportunity to take aside all emotional feelings. We must practice mindfulness, not doing mind wandering.
Mind-wandering sounds new but it could mean distraction. A distraction that where we all feel nothing even in a day because of too much home isolation. Mind-wandering can be too negative in ways like lost in thoughts, feel empty, disturbance loss of focus, and determination in your daily lifestyle.
We do mind wandering when we feel uncertain about the future. Sometimes, it could also be positive like indulging yourself in visualizing your life goals or you are just thinking about your next trip
it’s always better to find out first the causes and keep validation to yourself to stop mind wandering. It’s a simple coined word but every people have it.
Making your emotions valid brings awareness and compassion. It just another way of accepting our flaws. Too much keep us unproductive despite that we can make it balance. Let’s see how!
What is Mindfulness?
MINDFULNESS is an at of being aware of many things (such as personal feelings, things around you, daily life routines, accepting and respecting other’s preferences). Mindfulness is the concept of letting ourselves fully understand how simple life works. Traveling is the best example of mindfulness because it became a natural habit due to daily lifestyle routines. It involves many things like food, culture, people conversations, daily affirmations, etc.
HOW TO PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
-Simple morning walk
Walking in a day helps us release our stress and anxiety. This is also the main activity of a traveler which allows us to explore places where we haven’t been through
-Cook your daily quarantine meal
Cooking is a hobby for everyone. All ages have the freedom to practice a new skill in the kitchen. You can also improve your creativity in one seat. In these isolation times, We need to indulge ourselves in the new activity to lessen our worries and passive mind thoughts. So, make your own daily quaantine meal.
-Go out and be with nature
The most favorite thing about travelers is taking pictures. It became huge since social media has advanced. Truthfully, it goes well with nature. You can take many photos as long as you want. Nevertheless, it just makes us happy-go-lucky in times of enough travel.
You can’t show empathy without sympathy. It goes with one another like boundaries. These are important because it keeps our emotions balance instead of being overwhelmed during home isolations.
-Improve your lifestyle
We need a daily routine. You need to make a list of your schedule in a day. This trick helps us remember the good things we do in our daily lifestyle. Like in travel, we always forgot to take care of ourselves. The best way to do is self-care as well as self-love. Without it, you can go through your travel plan.
TAKE ONE STEP TO WANDER
Our minds are free to wander many things but sometimes sadness brings another form of despair. Now, we are limit to do outdoor activities due to forced isolation in which our emotions are affected. It takes one step to wander and it’s the best time to do self-compassion and acceptance that all things around us have an impact on our future. Let’s take it as a new beginning just like in one trip in a day.
Instead of doing mind wandering, we need to appreciate little things that lead us into happiness like having good food, be able to communicate with other languages, explore the world around us. When we did practice mindfulness, all our anxiety and stress will fade away because we choose to not feel lost at the moment. Each day needs to be cherished so that we can live off without too much expectation but still trying the best to come up with good results.
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THE NATURE OF MINDFULNESS IN TRAVELING
Mindfulness reminds us how great to be enjoying the flow of the present moment. we often forget how important to be awake and feel alive to lessen our fear and anxiety for certain reasons. I always remember how it always feels weird to learn about this through the years. Living with the moment is truly luxury. You don’t act anywhere to feel the belongingness with the world.
Mindfulness in Traveling is very powerful yet gives countable quality moments that you can reminisce. Aside from being nostalgic, you can acquire new skills from being curious and good observant. We all need that in traveling. It takes a whole day in making great travel moments while being aware of the precious time we had made.
A sweet yet small quality time creates a beautiful wandering when you are lost in travel. No one has proven yet traveling is the best when it comes to allowing your self to be free and enjoy the present without worries. I could day Mindfulness is still the best asset you can have while traveling.