6 Mindful Ways To Lose Weight
November symbolizes a time of reflection, and mindfulness…a chance to celebrate life more fully. So as we enter into this new week, let’s commit to setting ourselves up for success with a little help from my friend and yoga expert, Wayne Lehrer. He’s the celebrated author of The Prodigy Within, a program geared to discovering your life’s purpose. Wayne has studied the science and the spirituality behind living an enlightened life and developing a set of guiding principles that will help you become your best self.
Here are 6 of Wayne’s tips that will help elevate your mind and body:
1. WALK IN GRATITUDE LIVE IN GRACE
Write a gratitude list of at least 5 items (people, situations, etc.) every morning to remind yourself of what you have to be grateful for. When you are grateful for what you are given, then all that you are given becomes a gift.
If you’re looking for an uplifting way to embrace life on a daily basis, treat yourself by going on a gratitude walk! To do this, simply step outside and enjoy nature while you quietly reflect on the gifts you’ve been given. Then after 10 minutes, pump up the pace and turn your gratitude walk into a calorie-burner with the FREE 40-minute Power Walk.
2. CHANGE YOUR STORY, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Be conscious that everything that comes out of your mouth shapes your reality. When you speak in a positive and uplifting way about yourself and others then that is the world you live in.
3. PUT ON A HAPPY FACE
Though this may seem terribly trivial, when you change your face, you change your state of mind and how the world sees you. Try an experiment; see how you are feeling, find a positive thought and lift the corners of your mouth (smile): a simple change, an enormous difference.
4. PRACTICE LOVING KINDNESS
When you treat your body, mind and spirit with loving kindness you receive a great gift have and have so much more to give to others. If you are to live 80-100 years and fulfill your dreams, you must pay attention to what makes you flourish, eliminate things that don’t serve you and gain the wisdom to know the difference.
5. LET GO AND LIVE IN THE FLOW
There are three steps to living in the flow… First, quit arguing with reality. Second, train yourself to accept what is. And third, know that things are not always as they appear. The best way to continue living in the flow is by maintaining a daily practice of yoga, meditation and prayer.
6. BE OF SERVICE
From sharing supportive words, to volunteering, to fulfilling your life’s purpose, being of service improves the quality of your life as much as those you serve by affording you abundant opportunities to share your talents, gifts and passions. Ask yourself the question, “If I had 6 months left to live what do I most want to be remembered for?”