7 Everyday Practices For Mindful Moms : Day 1 – What, Why And How – #BarAThon

7 Everyday Practices For Mindful Moms

 

When I decided to participate in second edition of BarAThon, I was thinking whether to go for theme seven or to go for the given prompts. And finally made a decision to go for theme seven since I wrote for the given prompts in my first edition of BarAThon. So my theme for second edition of BarAthon is 7 Everyday Practices For Mindful Moms.

What is Being Mindful or Mindfulness?

Being Mindful or Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way;

On purpose,
in the present moment, and
non judgmentally.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindful or Mindfulness is being aware of present moment without any judgement or hard feelings. Cultivating the practice of mindfulness can be a powerful way to train our minds and tune into the beauty of here and now. 

Mindfulness

Why Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the current buzzword around the web. And it’s getting viral than anything else now. But that is not the reason for my decision. As you all know, word of the year, I chose for 2017 was Mindful. So its more than a justification for my word choice.

Why Seven?

I have already justified this in my first para. If you could recollect Why Seven?, you can continue reading.  😉  😉  😉 Otherwise, sorry my dear. You get back to read my first para.  😛  😛  😛 

Why everyday practices?

Any new habit can yield its best results only if practiced everyday. So here I am going to give you 7 everyday practices that are simple yet powerful ones. All these practices were self tested and proven ones. Hope you will enjoy this mindful journey with me.

Why moms?

Mindfulness is almost needed for all – moms, parents, kids, teens, teachers. And I chose mindfulness for moms since they are the vital backbone of a family. If moms love being mindful, then it becomes easy to inculcate the habit of being mindful to kids and others. Moms are super moms too, when they are mindful moms.

How to practice mindfulness everyday?

Here in this BarAthon challenge, I’m going to guide you with simple 7 Everyday Practices For Mindful Moms. This will contain worksheets, methods, practices, observations, discussions and reflections. So are you ready for the mindfulness journey??? Stay tuned …….. Suggestions are most welcome.

To start with, you can download Mindfulness Planner here.

Do you believe in mindfulness??? What mindfulness practices do you have??? Please share with us …..  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen: 

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54 thoughts on “7 Everyday Practices For Mindful Moms : Day 1 – What, Why And How – #BarAThon

  • June 17, 2017 at 4:07 PM
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    That’s a good lot of words on mindfulness!
    I had no idea about it’s going viral!!!
    Good write!

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    • June 17, 2017 at 4:10 PM
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      Thanks Zainab !!!

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  • June 17, 2017 at 6:43 PM
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    This was an interesting read. I love the planner.

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    • June 18, 2017 at 1:11 PM
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      Thanks Kavitha !!!

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  • June 17, 2017 at 7:28 PM
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    Vasantha, I love how all your blogs are always full of so much positive vibe. It speaks a lot about you as a person. Looking forward to other blogs in the series.

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    • June 18, 2017 at 1:09 PM
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      Thank you so much Shalu !!!

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  • June 17, 2017 at 9:27 PM
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    You are truly living upto the theme Vasantha.. Mindful is essential for all of us

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    • June 18, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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      Thanks Manisha !!!

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  • June 18, 2017 at 1:41 AM
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    Great topic for BARathon Vasantha iam following the series from now on.

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    • June 18, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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      Thanks dear Ramya !!!

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  • June 18, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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    Love the concept of mindfulness for mom Vasantha – looking forward to reading more!! Cheers to a rocking Barathon

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    • June 18, 2017 at 12:51 PM
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      Thanks Shalz !!!

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  • June 18, 2017 at 2:49 PM
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    Looking forward to reading your tips on Mindfulness for moms. I have been trying to learn more about mindfulness at least out of curiosity but haven’t made a sincere effort yet.

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    • June 18, 2017 at 4:28 PM
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      You have to give a try this year. It works fantastic. Hope this series will help you.

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  • June 18, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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    What a great topic for the challenge! I look forward to reading your posts. Mindfulness is something moms and everyone in general should pay more attention to. I know I am bad at it and tend to daydream or fret or regret instead of paying attention to the now which is all we have.

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    • June 19, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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      Thanks a lot Cathy for your encoraging comments !!!

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    • June 19, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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      Thanks Anamika. Mindful planner helps to plan for what you think to be mindful on particular day and your observation on that activity. It helps me a lot in recording my mindful moments.

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    • June 19, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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      Thanks dear !!!

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  • June 18, 2017 at 11:22 PM
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    Loved reading your handy tips for moms for mindfulness. I’m a great believer of the mindfulness practice and find it makes me much more effective in my role as a parent to my newly-turned teen! Moms should never ever undermine the role of keeping the focus on their self-development goals alongside looking after the kids. It is no longer an option, it is a must!

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    • June 19, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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      You are right, Esha . We two are sailing on the same boat for teen’s moms.

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  • June 19, 2017 at 3:41 AM
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    Thank you for this beautiful into to mindfulness. I am looking forward to know more about it and how you practice this in your daily life.
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    • June 19, 2017 at 10:48 AM
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      Thanks Raj and hope you would live this series.

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  • June 19, 2017 at 6:17 PM
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    I’m not a mom yet, but it wouldn’t hurt to follow this, would it? 🙂
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    • June 20, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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      No dear …. It won’t really hurt …. I’m glad if you could follow this.

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  • June 19, 2017 at 8:11 PM
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    Very positive post:-) Made me smile, and I practice this too- at least many of the same elements – being present in NOW – letting go of yesterday and not worrying about tomorrow. In contact with yourself. Big part of a happy life – thanks for inspiring:-)
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    • June 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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      Thanks much Eli for your positive comment.

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  • June 20, 2017 at 3:47 PM
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    Given the amount of distractions that we have these days, being in the moment is something that we all need.

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    • June 20, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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      So true Shilpa !!!

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  • June 21, 2017 at 3:01 AM
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    I Practice mindful parenting because it has helped me raise a happy child and I am happier too will wait for your future blog posts for this

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    • June 21, 2017 at 11:51 AM
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      Glad you like my posts, Priya !!!

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  • June 21, 2017 at 8:02 AM
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    Wow .. I am trying to be a mindful mom but at times there are so many things going on in my mind.

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    • June 21, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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      You should keep trying, dear !!!

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  • June 21, 2017 at 3:50 PM
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    Great job Vasantha. I totally enjoyed reading your thoughts about mindfulness

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    • June 23, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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      Thanks and glad you like reading my post.

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  • June 21, 2017 at 5:13 PM
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    Quite an interesting read

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    • June 23, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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      Thanks Afsha !!!

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  • June 21, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    I love this series of yours. Your writing inspires me.

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    • June 22, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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      Thanks dear !!!

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    • June 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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      You can do it, Veena !!!

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    • June 23, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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      Glad you liked the post, Menaka !!!

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    • June 23, 2017 at 10:41 AM
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      Thanks Geethica !!!

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  • June 23, 2017 at 1:50 PM
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    I regularly practice yoga and it helps me immensely. It has increased my concentration levels. It has given me more control over my mind and body.

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    • June 24, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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      Happy to hear about this !!!

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    • June 24, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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      Thanks dear !!!

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    • June 24, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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      Glad you like it, Prisha !!!

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    • June 24, 2017 at 3:59 PM
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      Thanks Nayan.

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