Mindful habits are exactly what they sound like. A mindful habit is anything that makes sense to you – your habits, routines, rituals, and activities.
A mindful habit is a habit that has become a habitual pattern, that you know to do because you do it, and that you do it in a careful way. It’s important to note that mindfulness doesn’t mean you’re going to eat a bowl of cereal with a spoon you found on the floor. A mindful habit is not a routine of eating cereal with a spoon that you find in the corner.
Habits are things that you do. A mindful habit is anything that makes sense, at the moment.
A mindful habit is something that you carry in your mind (or even in your subconscious mind) without being aware of it. This is a great way to keep yourself stuck in the same routine. It’s easy to tell ourselves that we’re doing something that’s good for our health or that we’re doing it with a friend, but it’s really hard to tell ourselves when we’re doing something that’s going to make us sick.
We should all make sure that our habits aren’t just mindless repetition of things we’ve heard about or seen on television. Habits are habits that are intentionally and consciously made. They’re habits that we consciously make and stick with in our decision making processes. It’s a way of controlling our own behaviour and getting control over our own lives. We should make sure when we start something we know what we are doing and why we are doing it.
The best way to accomplish that is to make sure we are doing it with awareness and with awareness we are doing it. So many habits are made once and only once and are forgotten very quickly. For example, I have a habit of starting to smoke cigarettes in the morning, but I smoke them every waking moment of my day. That habit is a habit, but I only have it for the first few days and then I break it.
There goes my smoking habit, but in the future I would make sure to keep a journal or a to-do list or something that I write down on a piece of paper and keep it with me. I would make sure that I am aware of my smoking habits and make a habit of writing them down.
So for now I am trying to practice mindful habits. I go to bed with my laptop and open a few emails. The first thing I do when I wake up is to turn on the light and close my eyes. The next thing I do is to take a few deep breaths. Then I walk to the kitchen and make myself a cup of tea. I have a habit of taking things to the bathroom first, but I don’t do it very often.
It seems to me that mindfulness isn’t just about thinking about our habits but actively practicing them. It seems to me that even the smallest daily habits can be effective. For example, it’s been said that mindfulness is the “most effective thing you can do for your health.” I would think that this is due to the fact that it requires no energy to do and you don’t get any side effects.
I have to disagree. I think this is due to the fact that mindfulness involves a lot of effort. It is hard work, but it is also very rewarding. It’s what keeps you motivated and active, which is a requirement of living a healthy life.