Intentional Living – How to Be Fully Present with Life is the latest episode of the Dr Karen Health Show.
On this podcast episode, I share my personal commitment to being more fully present in the moment – in my relationships, down time, walking and eating. It’s a great practice !
Are you fully present with life?
This is a question I have been asking myself this week. Sometimes I get so busy, I am DOING and not BEING fully present.
Intentional Living Quotes by Mother Teresa
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
How to Be Fully Present with Life
The act of mindfulness can be defined as “maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment.”
Consistently practicing mindfulness techniques can reduce the impact of stress on the brain, improve sleep quality, attention and even increase a sense of emotional and physical well-being. And you don’t have to be a Zen master to cultivate this awareness.
Here are a few ways I stay fully present:
- Truly Listen to Music
- Engage My Sense of Smell
- Take a Meditative Walk
- Take a Bath
There are many paths available; it takes experimentation. Take an active roll in controlling the incessant chatter that runs through the stream of your consciousness. By doing so, you will bring peace to your life and the lives of those who surround you. Branch out and seek unique ways to bring yourself into this mindful state.