Mindfulness

Our full selection of articles exploring mindfulness.

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77 Confidence Affirmations to Improve Self-Esteem

Affirmations for confidence can help you strengthen your trust in yourself and in your own instincts and abilities. Feelings of low self-esteem create an inaccurate view of the world that makes you underestimate yourself and your own strengths. This list of affirmations is designed to build feelings of confidence, self-worth, and belief in yourself. Feelings…

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71 Affirmations for Self Love (+ Printable)

Affirmations for self love are a way to internalize compassion and love for yourself. Over time, affirmations can help replace these negative thoughts with positive thoughts. This list of 71 self love affirmations can help you start to rewire your brain for self love, positivity, and inherent worthiness. For some reason, it’s often easier to…

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17 Mindfulness Group Activities

There’s way more variety to group mindfulness activities than the seated meditation, group yoga, and gratitude lists that most of us first think of. From outside meditation to group hugs to mindful cooking classes, the options for mindful group activities are endless. When you’re designing mindfulness activities for groups, it can be hard to know…

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15 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Kids (+ PDF)

The best mindfulness activities for kids are generally more interactive than those for adults. Fortunately, from pebble meditations to the raisin exercise to mindfulness books for children, there’s a wealth of options to help kids learn about mindfulness. If you’ve ever seen a child try and sit still on a meditation pillow – or anywhere…

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31 Fun & Calming Mindfulness Activities for Teens

Mindfulness activities for teens are similar to the activities you’d practice as an adult. But it’s important to put them in a context teenagers are interested in. That means making mindfulness exercises relevant to their lives (like meditating to make studying easier) or doing exercises that spark curiosity (like mindful eating or mindful music listening)….

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25 Calming Mindfulness Activities for Adults (+ PDF)

Mindfulness activities for adults are much more diverse than the typical activities we think of first, like seated meditation and yoga. From gratitude to self-compassion, from mindful eating to mindful hugs, the options for incorporating mindfulness into your everyday life are endless. Mindfulness is such a vast topic that sometimes it’s hard to know where…

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9 Mindful Cooking Tips to Cook With Intention

Mindful cooking, also known as cooking meditation, is the art of cooking with patience, curiosity, and nonjudgment, while paying attention to smells and flavors. When you’re cooking mindfully, you treat cooking as if it were a meditation by approaching each action with intention, rather than rushing through it.  I’ll be honest – cooking is often…

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Mindful Minimalism (How to Live a Minimalist Lifestyle)

Mindful minimalism is the art of striking a balance between buying less and not obsessing over buying less. It means owning fewer things, while at the same time, not becoming overly attached to the mission or identity of being “minimalist.”  I’ll explain. For a good three or four years during the mid 2010’s, my dream…

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How to Get In Touch with Your Emotions (10 Ways)

If you’re struggling with how to get in touch with your emotions, the best way is to pay attention to what’s happening in your mind and body, to recognize common emotional triggers, and to challenge yourself to identify underlying emotions by going one level deeper. When I was a teenager, I spent a lot of…

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The 10 Principles of Mindful Marketing

Mindful marketing is about your audience, not about you. It’s about education, relationships, values, awareness, human-to-human interactions, helping first, and asking for permission instead of spamming. The best way to explain mindful marketing is simple: Default to helping people first. Some companies operate based on what THEY need. The focus is on 100 cold calls…

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7 Ways Mindful Shopping Can Help You Save Money

Mindful shopping means keeping your values and personal goals in mind when you buy things. It’s a way to consider the impact an item has on your life, on the environment, and on others. The days of the mindless consumer economy are over. In the 1980s, the movie Wall Street said “greed is good.” In…

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Printable Mindfulness Journal Template (Get Started Fast)

A mindfulness journal template is one way to get started with mindfulness journaling quickly. Mindfulness can have profound effects on your life, but its effects aren’t immediate. That means that keeping your practice going will be one of your biggest challenges. For many people, a mindfulness journal can help. If you’ve ever felt like you’re…

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Christian Mindfulness: An Introduction

Christian mindfulness embraces living in the present moment, contemplative prayer, silent reflection, meditating on Biblical passages, avoiding worry about the future, and noticing and letting go of negative thoughts. Let’s start here: mindfulness itself isn’t religious. That means Christians can practice mindfulness separately from their religious activities, just as they would with exercise or therapy….

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61 Mindfulness Journal Prompts for Students (+ Printable PDF)

Mindfulness journal prompts, together with a mindfulness journal, are tools to help students understand how they’re feeling. Teachers often use mindfulness journal prompts for students as a framework to give students another way to understand themselves, and to get in touch with their emotions. It’s hard to know how you’re feeling sometimes. Journaling is an excellent tool…

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59 Mindfulness Journal Prompts (Printable)

Mindfulness journaling is about reflecting on your mindfulness journey, helping you use writing as a way to grow your awareness. When you sit down to journal, the blank page can be intimidating. That’s where mindfulness journal prompts can come in handy. Typical journals are about daily events, and whatever else comes to mind. Mindfulness journaling…

Girl smiling because she's shifted from a scarcity mindset to an abundant mindset

15 Abundance Mindset Exercises (To Release Scarcity)

Shifting your mindset from scarcity to abundance starts with adding abundance mindset exercises into your life: exercises like awareness, gratitude journaling, visioning, self-compassion, and generosity.  Abundance is a beautiful outlook to take as you look at the world.  Instead of seeing too little, with abundance, you see enough. Instead of seeing limitations, you see possibilities….

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Scarcity vs Abundance Mindset (How to Cultivate Abundance)

The main difference between a scarcity mindset vs abundance mindset is that scarcity causes you to hold onto what you have, focus your attention on costs, and think small. Abundance is about thinking big, focusing on opportunities, taking risks, and betting on yourself. When I was a kid, there’s one thing I always remember from my…

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101 Reasons for Gratitude

There are all kinds of things to be grateful for: Relationships, nature, laughter, and more. Here’s a list of 101 reasons to be grateful, to add a spark of inspiration to your gratitude practice. If you’ve ever tried gratitude journaling or following the common mindfulness practice of thinking of 3-5 things you’re grateful for each…

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5 Scripting Manifestation Examples for Your Manifestation Journal

Scripting manifestation takes the principles of manifestation and encourages you to take action using pen and paper. It’s essentially a form of manifestation journaling. Often, scripting manifestation prompts can aid the process. If you’re hoping for a new job, for example, or hoping to find love, you’d write in your journal as if you were writing…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Manifestation

This Manifestation Guide is aimed at people familiar with mindfulness, who are just becoming familiar with manifestation. Manifestation is a tool to express your vision and goals. At its core, a mindfulness manifestation approach is about defining your goals, imagining a detailed vision where you’ve already achieved them, taking action to work towards your goals,…