How to Be More Mindful
It's no secret that 2020 was a challenging year for many, and 2021 itself has been off to a rocky start, which is why so many of us are placing practicing mindfulness as a top priority in the upcoming year. Mental health and wellbeing are now the sole focus for many this year and Serenata Flowers have compiled a handy guide to help you on your way.
Start walking more.
Heading to the hills is a great way to practice mindfulness. Not only is it a leisurely way to exercise but it also allows you to reconnect with nature and put a little distance between you and your worries. So, whether you take your dog, partner or just spend some time by yourself, go and discover your favourite trail this year.
Spend more time with friends and family.
COVID-19 has meant we haven't been able to be as close to our loved ones as we usually would, so it's no surprise that most of us associate good mental wellbeing with reconnecting with those we love. Whether it's just over your favourite video platform, or a chat over the phone, make sure to find time to laugh and catch-up with your friends and family.
Taking up a new artistic hobby is a great way to practice mindfulness in 2021. Flower arranging, painting, or knitting are all brilliant ways to take some time to yourself and reflect on life in a creative way. Serenata Flowers has launched the Mindfulness Bouquet which is perfect for those who want to brighten up their homes or even try their hand at flower arranging to give their wellness a boost.
In times of uncertainty and busy schedules, it's easy to forget we need to reward ourselves too. Whether you treat yourself to a bath after a long day, a new book to get lost in or a bouquet of flowers to brighten up your home office, treating yourself every now and again can give you a much-needed serotonin boost.
Develop your own self-care routine.
Self-care provides all kinds of images, including bright coloured facemasks and cucumbers over eyes, but really, it's just about finding an activity or routine that helps you to relax. Whether that's making your favourite hot beverage or putting fresh sheets on your bed, to starting your mornings with yoga to putting on your favourite lipstick – it's often the simple things in life which can help you be more mindful in the long run.
Top Tip: Whatever wellness boosting activity you pick make sure you are a pleasant temperature and wear your most comfortable clothing to make the most of this mindful experience.