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9 simple ways to live more mindfully at home

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Mindfulness is a challenging concept to define. As the term can elicit different assumptions from many different groups of people, one often hears the word thrown around in everyday conversation. So what exactly is mindfulness? And why should we attempt to achieve it? Mindfulness is often seen as an antidote to stress and the hectic pace of 21st-century life, but more and more research is showing that it may actually be a brilliant intervention for mental and physical ailments. 

Today on homify we are going to take a look at 9 ways you can live more mindfully in your home. We have investigated the different things that mindful people do everyday, and listed our suggestions below. If you feel overworked, strung-out, or in need of a life change, read on below for some helpful tips and tricks!

1. Meditate

Meditation centres the mind and body and is a great way to start the day. If you find yourself feeling off-centre of out of control, sit back, meditate and relax yourself. If you are unsure how to get started, joining a meditation group can be a highly positive and enriching experience. 

2. Take long walks in a garden

 Garden by Terra
Terra

Jardin de Flores

Terra

Getting out of the house or office and embracing nature is an extremely important part of mindfulness. Luckily Hong Kong is replete with a number of stylish outdoor garden spaces, which can provide an ideal place to walk, wander and relax. 

3. Change your bathroom fittings to save water

Villa Amanzi:  Bathroom by Original Vision
Original Vision

Villa Amanzi

Original Vision

In your home you could be wasting water unnecessarily. Change your bathroom fittings to a more eco-friendly variety, and enhance your environmental awareness. 

If you need help with your plumbing, chat to a professional via homify today. 

4. Go easy on your vices

GW's RESIDENCE:  Kitchen by arctitudesign
arctitudesign

GW's RESIDENCE

arctitudesign

Although vices are most likely a necessary part of life, it doesn't pay to overindulge. Reduce your alcohol intake, quit smoking, and replace these unhealthy habits with more beneficial experiences such as exercise or a hobby. 

5. Change your light bulbs to save energy

South Lane | Kennedy Town | Hong Kong:  Kitchen by Nelson W Design
Nelson W Design

South Lane | Kennedy Town | Hong Kong

Nelson W Design

Similar to changing your bathroom fittings to save water, one can also switch to more energy-efficient lighting. This will improve your home's environment impact, and increase your green rating. 

6. Avoid multitasking

Don't waste energy by spreading yourself too thin. Contrary to popular belief, multitasking does not actually help you increase your productivity. Mindful individuals tend to unitask, contributing to more activities reaching completion, and an overall efficiency increase. 

7. Surround yourself with art

Art is a wonderful inclusion in a dwelling, and can help you feel more connected and enlightened within your home. Additionally, you could attempt to create your own art, expanding your neural pathways and becoming more mindful. 

8. Make time to play

 Media room by GRUPO VOLTA

As well as working hard, you also need to know when to take time out. If you avoid play, you will find yourself more likely to burn out, become stressed, and lose productivity in your job. Relax, take some time out by yourself and with family and friends to revitalise and refresh your mind. 

9. Switch to a healthy diet

 Kitchen by Klimer
Klimer

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Klimer

Diet plays a huge role in the general well being of a person. If you fill your body with bad food, it is likely to end up making you feel fatigued and unwell. Choose plenty of raw fruits and vegetables, and drink water throughout the day. 

Do you think you will employ some of these tips to improve your mindfulness? If you would like to read on, check out Yoga at home—what you need to know!

How do you stay on top of stress and the daily strains of life? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below!
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