If you're like us and prone to overanalyzing, it’s tempting to focus on the never-ending possibilities, not to mention the many lists of things that have to get done. Caught up in the hustle and bustle of modern day life, it can be easy to forget - it's not all the stuff you accomplish that matters, but how you show up while you're doing it.
Since we committed to a daily mindfulness practice back in 2016, our resilience, energy, and impact has expanded tremendously.
We are more productive, attracting (and keeping!) deeper connections, enjoying a continuous state of flow, aren’t as stressed (regardless of how things are going), the list goes on... if you haven’t already, we highly recommend incorporating mindfulness into your daily life - the benefits are truly limitless!
Here are our top 5 suggested tools for increasing productivity and overall well-being:
1 - HYDRATION
We know this sounds basic, but our bodies are made of over 70% water. The modern world is full of toxins, that wreak havoc on our bodies if we don't nourish and support them properly. Drinking enough water helps us flush out the bad stuff so our bodies can heal and repair, as they're naturally programmed to do.
2 - MEDITATION
Even if you just do 3 minutes a day, meditation will have a positive impact on your life. Don’t know where to start? Check out some meditations Catherine made for you: https://www.soundcloud.com/thisaquarianlife. If you haven’t already, you can also register to receive a free 40-minute guided meditation at the bottom of this page.
More so than quieting the thoughts, think of this as your time to make peace with your feelings, and ideas. Spending this time in silence with yourself will help you connect with your truest desires, brings you into the present moment, and almost seems to expand time. You might even come to enjoy it (;
3 - MOVEMENT
Moving your body doesn't need to mean spending hours at the gym, or spending hundreds of dollars a month on fancy, hip fitness classes. It's as simple as taking the time to go for a walk, or putting on a song (or two) and dancing like no ones watching. There's also tons of great free apps that offer short yoga flows, or fitness workouts.
4 - JOURNALING
Writing (by hand) is one of the most underrated activities in modern day life. Constantly glued to our phones and devices, we forget the numerous therapeutic benefits of writing out our thoughts, feelings, and visions with good old pen and paper.
Try writing for 5-10 straight minutes first thing in the morning (or at night), anything and everything that comes to mind. Or try out using prompts - you can check out Catherine’s Instagram for some ideas.
5 - CBD
Last but not least is one of our go-to tools for increasing flow, presence, and creative output, CBD. The non-psychoactive sister of mary jane, CBD offers all the highs of the cannabis plant without getting you stoned. Think: nervous system regulation, more focus, feelings of well-being, pain relief, stress alleviating, and more. Check out Catherine’s highlights and stories on Instagram for more about some of our favorite products. Interested in trying CBD? Visit www.hellomd.com for a marketplace of high-quality CBD products that can be shipped to your door, anywhere in the United States. Enter the code ‘catherine20’ at checkout (available to use every time you place an order) for $20 off any order of $40 or more!
Do you use mindfulness tools? If so, what's your favorite?
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