Practicing Mindfulness When Traveling

Traveling to new places is a great way to come into contact with different cultures and a way to take a break from the busy lives we are living. However, traveling is also a very stressful activity. There is always a bus to catch or a new place to visit that was not on the initial itinerary. 

Let’s not get into the stress caused by whether or not the baggage that you have packed meets the standards imposed by the airline that you are using. If you need help finding a scale, take a close look at this guide at https://opticsandlab.com/best-spring-scale/.

A way to deal with the stress is by practicing what many call mindful traveling. Today, people often speak about mindfulness. The internet is filled with trendy yoga apps and there are a myriad of retreats that are recommended all over the net. This is mainly why most of us might perceive mindfulness as nothing else than a fad. Yet, there is much more to this concept that you should consider. 

 

What is mindfulness?

Many describe mindfulness as a way of life. To master it, you have to spend years and years practicing it. Still, its core is pretty simple to grasp, even as a novice. Mindfulness means being present and highly conscious of all that is going on around us.

In other words, instead of worrying about the risks of having your reservation canceled or missing your next flight, you should simply live in the present moment. So, whenever you feel like you are overwhelmed by all the stress of traveling, you should just take a deep breath and enjoy whatever comes next.

 
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5 Daily Good Mood Rituals For Your Health and Happiness

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As many might be falling off the New Year’s resolution band wagon, life coach and author Dannie De Novo has a few tips to help people succeed year-round with daily rituals. Dannie, author of Get in a Good Mood & Stay There, says “Your good mood New Year’s resolution success will live and die by the habits you put into place to secure your desired goals. So, it stands to reason that the better the habit, the better the results you will see.”

But the idea of instilling new habits doesn’t usually sound like a fun thing to do. “That’s why I advocate for the adoption of rituals, which are nothing more than patterned behaviors but with a slightly more positive vibe,” Dannie continues. “When you adopt rituals, you train your brain to go through certain programing automatically. At that point, the behavior you desire is no longer ‘work’—you just do it.”

 

Ritual #1 Meditation

The more frequently you practice meditation, the more the effects sustain themselves throughout your day and throughout your life. Daily meditation practice equals daily sustained good mood.

You don’t have to devote more than a few minutes each day to meditation and you don’t have to be perfect in your practice. Keep it simple. Focus on your breath. Focus on a mantra or affirmation. Focus on the quiet. What your practice should be is meaningful for you. With meaning and connectedness, comes happiness.

Ritual #2 Gratitude

Gratitude is feeling or showing appreciation toward someone or something. A gratitude practice is a daily commitment to focusing your energy and thoughts on what you appreciate. There are few things you can do to build and maintain your happiness as important as exercising daily gratitude.
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The 4th International Day of Yoga

Consulate General of India
presents
The 4th International Day of Yoga
with FREE Yoga and Meditation Sessions
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11am
Governor’s Island
Consulate General of India presents The 4th International Day of Yoga on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11am at Picnic Point on Governor’s Island.
The admission to the event is free for to participate, but advance registration is required:
Free ferry access to Governor’s Island at 10am.
Consulate General of India is back again with the celebration of the 4th International Day of Yoga on June 16, 2018, bringing together communities to enjoy the spirit of Yoga.

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