With our ability to maintain digital connection on the move, it’s given us both the freedom to work anywhere and created the problem of being so connected we are missing out on the bonds of our meaningful relationships.
As we head towards the end of the summer holiday period, we offer some practical ways to be more mindful on the move and more connected to each other and nature.
Being mindful begins with being able to be more present and aware of right now. Daily distractions are a major problem for us humble humans. And distractions come in many forms, not least our mobile phones that can be thieves of both our time and attention.
By simply turning phones off or keeping them on do not disturb you can increase your in the moment enjoyment and if you also keep phones out of site, your feelings of empathy will increase.
Go free range and re-wild
Take time outdoors and use movement and nature to stimulate your senses. This natural space offers plenty of opportunities to feel more grounded and in the moment. This is something we call going free range.
To feel more present, you can use nature as an anchor to being in the moment. Try playing not only ‘I spy’, but ‘I smell’ and I see. Walk purposefully, feeling your feet in your shoes, notice the wind on your skin, natural light, clouds, colours and shadows.
The benefits of being more connected to our natural surroundings have been well documented, with disconnection leading to problems like Nature Deficit Disorder.
Connect and rediscover
Taking the time to disconnect can lead to the discovery of blissful reconnection. Something that you may not have realised you’ve lost but will be so very pleased to rediscover.
Enjoy your final days of the summer holidays, more mindfully, and look out for our tips on how to take mindful movement into the workplace.