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6 Ways to make your commute more mindful


6 Ways to make your commute more mindful

We often hear that we are supposed to do mindfulness activities, but if you are like me, I haven’t figured out yet how you are supposed to make specific time for it every day.

I can see the benefit of mindfulness exercises, though, so we need to find out how we can make it work for us.

Here are some ways to practice mindfulness while sitting in traffic:

  1. Focus on your breathing: Pay attention to your breathing and take slow, deep breaths. This can help you relax and reduce stress.

  2. Observe your surroundings: Take in your surroundings, paying attention to the sights, sounds, and smells around you. Don’t rush through it, take it easy.

  3. Listen to calming music: Put on some calming music or, if this is too new for you, try easy-to-listen music, something that you can sing along to while nobody is listening - that would be great.

  4. Stretch: Do some gentle stretches to release tension in your muscles.

  5. Practice gratitude: Think about things that you are grateful for in your life. This can help shift your focus away from worries and frustration and guide your thoughts in a more positive direction.

  6. Engage in a mental activity: Play a mental game, such as counting the cars of a certain color.

Remember that the goal is to forget about the past and the future for a moment and to be present in the moment. The idea is to approach the experience with a sense of calm and peace - this will help you to get more out of it. It can be frustrating to sit in traffic, but by practicing mindfulness, you can make the most of the time and reduce stress and tension at the same time.

 

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