7 Everyday Practices For Mindful Moms : Day 3 – Be Mindful For You – #BarAThon

7 Everyday Practices For Mindful Moms Day 3

Welcome to the third day of 7 Everyday Practices For Mindful Moms.

Today, June 21st is celebrated as International Yoga Day and I am happy to write about my practices on this special day as Be Mindful For You.

Wish you all a Happy Yoga Day.

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Image Credit: Association for Yoga and Meditation

Take the pledge to make Yoga as part of your daily life hosted by Ministry Of AYUSH, Indian Government.

Once I was a person filled with worldly negatives and one who mostly lived in my past regretting everything in my life. It was such a horrible period. I confess that I made myself and my loved ones so miserable on those days. Now I feel proud to say I am a willful survivor of depression, anxiety and suicide. Thanks To Isha and Sadhguru.

Some proven benefits of how mindfulness and mediation helped me in my life:

  • Able to accept people, things, moment and situation without any curiosity and judgement.
  • Able to realize self compassion and love myself with my plus and minus. 
  • Able to understand certain things can not be controlled and nothing could be done for that.
  • Able to recover from my depression, anger and self pity.
  • Able to be present in the moment without regretting for past and without dreaming for future.
  • Able to keep myself stress free and calm.
  • Able to develop empathy and resilience over a period of time.
  • Able to live life happily, healthy and peacefully.
  • Able to help those who are in depression, failure and rejection.
  • Able to improve my focus, creativity and decision making.
  • Able to improve my emotional, social and physical well being.
  • Able to build confidence, self appreciation and strength.

Day 3 – Be Mindful For You

Self Compassionate Letter or A Letter To Yourself: Write yourself a love letter. Tell yourself how wonderful and unique you are. Remind yourself of the happy things in your life despite all hard times. Appreciate yourself for the good things and feel loved by you.

Time Needed: 30 to 45 minutes.

Frequency: Once in a week or Once in a month.

Simple Steps To Write Self Compassion Letter:

  1. Sit comfortably and make yourself calm.
  2. Think of something you achieved recently or anything that disturbs you.
  3. Take a pen and paper,
  4. Write a letter to yourself in appreciation, love and compassion. Talk in the second person as addressing your friend.
  5. Finish the letter with much love. Decorate it with lovely stickers, drawings and highlighters. Keep it yourself and reread at challenging times.

Mindful Me Moments (MMM):

My Adult Coloring Page
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My Mindful Mantra Writing
My Mindful Mantra Writing

 

Loved these simple practices for being mindful? Do You want to assess how mindful are you? Take this Assessment: How Mindful Are You?

 

My Mindfulness assessment Score:

My Mindfulness Assessment Score

Practice yourself some Mindful Me Moments and let us meet tomorrow. Until then repeat this

 

“Nothing to do, 

Nothing to go and

No one to be.”

 

If you have not downloaded Mindfulness Planner yet, you can download here.

How much you scored in your mindfulness assessment??? What are your Mindful Me Moments??? Please share with us …..   🙂 

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I am Vasantha Vivek. A happy woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, friend, mentor, seeker, lover …….I enjoy reading and writing very much … I start & end my days with reading … Now I started writing also … so come …My Sweet Nothings …

51 thoughts on “7 Everyday Practices For Mindful Moms : Day 3 – Be Mindful For You – #BarAThon

  • June 21, 2017 at 3:35 PM
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    Beautiful theme you have selected Vasantha

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    • June 21, 2017 at 3:40 PM
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      Thanks a ton, Upasana !!!

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  • June 21, 2017 at 4:03 PM
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    OMG what a lovely post! I have a lot to learn from you, Vasantha!

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    • June 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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      Oh …. Thanks much Zainab. You are too sweet.

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  • June 21, 2017 at 6:22 PM
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    LOVED YOUR POST would surely try some of these. love your colorful blog !

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    • June 22, 2017 at 12:06 PM
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      Thanks for stopping by !!!

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  • June 21, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    Very nice post, Vasantha. So informative and I like the assessment tool you’ve added! Very handy.

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    • June 22, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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      Thanks much Esha !!!

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  • June 21, 2017 at 9:03 PM
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    I really wish I could learn how to meditate. Love your post.

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    • June 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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      Thanbks Anchal !!!

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    • June 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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      Thanks Veena !!!

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  • June 22, 2017 at 2:15 PM
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    That is a beautiful post of a great theme. I wish so many more would do the MMM – the benefits are amazong. I am a fellow survivor too Vasantha:-) Not all are. Lots of love to you and thanks for sharing so inspirational words:-)

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    • June 22, 2017 at 3:33 PM
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      Thanks much Eli. Love and Hugs.

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  • June 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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    Writing a letter to yourself seems like a great idea Vasantha. Must try it out.

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    • June 23, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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      Yes, you should dear. It’s really amazing.

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  • June 22, 2017 at 5:49 PM
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    INteresting thought in this post – a letter to self. Never thought of that ever!!! Very interesting!

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    • June 23, 2017 at 10:49 AM
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      Try that Shalz and let me know how you feel about it.

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  • June 22, 2017 at 6:11 PM
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    I started small after reading your posts, and take two mindful breaks in a day now. I have to say I see a lot of subtle changes in myself.

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    • June 23, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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      That’s a great start, Neha. Thank you so much for taking my words.

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  • June 22, 2017 at 7:08 PM
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    I am trying this experiment right away. I need a reality check alright!

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    • June 23, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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      You try and let me know, Ami !!!!

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  • June 25, 2017 at 2:50 PM
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    A letter to myself is due from a really long time, seems it is about time to write it now. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post.

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    • June 28, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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      Glad uou liked the post, Kavitha !!!

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  • June 29, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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    Writing a love letter to self is a great idea. I have an observation, though. As for both of us coming from hard times, I think when we were in those times of anger, depression and negativity, it would not have been possible to write a positive letter. This can only be possible when we attain a certain level of awareness and mindfulness, isn’t it? I love to talk on this subject, you know for sure. I took up the HBR mindfulness assessment and the result was not surprising. I am mindful but yes many a nights I have trouble sleeping because of the mind doing overtime and overwork. Need to work upon this aspect more. I really want to know what you have written in Tamil in that notebook 🙂

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    • June 30, 2017 at 3:58 PM
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      Thanks Anamika. I have written ” Victory for Sri Rama” in tamil – a mahamantra ……

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  • June 30, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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    I am glad I am surrounded by beautiful people like you. Reading such posts is not a motivation but like draining all the negativity away and filling yourself with positivity

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    • June 30, 2017 at 3:52 PM
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      Thanks much Manisha !!!

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  • June 30, 2017 at 10:54 PM
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    I particularly liked the tip to writing a love letter to self. It is so very important. Amazing post Vasantha.

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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      Thanks dear !!!

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  • July 1, 2017 at 10:02 AM
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    I need to learn a lot from your writings. I just love the way you share each topic. This is really required mindfullness.

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:23 AM
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      Thanks much dearie !!!

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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      Thanks Menaka !!!

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  • July 2, 2017 at 1:00 AM
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    This is so useful. While we all try to be mindful, your post throws an entirely different light on how we can be the same in a much better way.

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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      Thanks !!!

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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      Glad you liked it !!!

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  • July 2, 2017 at 3:12 PM
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    Very informative post. The most important thing is not to let your feat overpower your inner self and you did it..great..

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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      Thanks much dearie !!!

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  • July 2, 2017 at 3:23 PM
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    Wow! What a beautiful write up it is! Totally impressed

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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      Thanks a lot, Pranita !!!

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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      Thanks Minakshi !!!

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  • July 2, 2017 at 11:18 PM
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    I love this series of yours! For me, running is one of the best ways to clear my mins & get some perspective. So every time I feel I am too much stressed, I wear my shoes & just go for a run!

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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      Interesting to hear about this, Shalu !!!

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  • July 3, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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    Vasantha …there is lot to learn from you. By the way…even I scored in Quadrant 2. 🙂

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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      Happy about this !!!

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  • July 3, 2017 at 5:29 PM
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    Mediation and mindfulness has always helped me too. Though I used to weaken sometimes but then God had always lifted me up whenever I fell down.

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    • July 7, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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      You are right, Geethica !!!

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  • September 9, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    thank you for sharing information its very useful

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