Welcome to Mindful Mondays with our expert Ambassador, Natalie! As one of London’s leading wellbeing super coaches, she's here to guide us through 5 weeks of modern mindfulness to show us why everyone should develop their own mindfulness practice for better wellbeing.
With her job as one of the few mindful practitioners working with the Premiership & many GB athletes, Natalie knows how having a mindful attitude can supercharge your focus, training, creativity and mental health. Across the next 5 weeks Natalie will inspire us with her modern mindfulness 'CalmerRama Wellbeing'.
Week 1: A Beginners Guide To The Mindful Here & Now
The mindful way to wellbeing is life changing. If you choose it, you will need to follow a routine of short meditations. Alongside that you will need to commit to starting your day with 5 minutes of daily observations and breathing. Mindfulness is so much more than just sitting still! There are many ways to practice it; everyday moments can be mindful and you can be mindfully active right here, right now. Let's start with debunking some common myths…
Modern Mindfulness Is:
- Recognising thoughts and feelings without getting caught in their power.
- Living in the moment - feeling fully connected to the now.
- Learning to live without judgment - becoming naturally calmer & more balanced.
- A greater ability to focus, heightened creativity, and helps with gaining greater confidence & self-love.
- Not going to be easy! Like training a muscle it takes a lot of dedication, practice and commitment!
Modern Mindfulness Is NOT:
- Emptying the mind or clearing your thoughts.
- An escape from your personality - it actually reveals your true & pure personality
- A hocus trend! Modern mindfulness is evidence based and with regular practice it literally changes the brain!
- Not something you can try once and feel the full benefits from (there is no fast McDonalds M in mindfulness).
So if you haven't yet been tempted to try, come and get involved with Team Neat's #MindfulMondays to find out why top level athletes are taking note of mindfulness...