1). Stop & Breathe. Our thoughts can run at a fast pace sometimes – slowing things down & taking a couple of deep breaths will help to slow down racing thoughts and your heart rate so the way you process information in that moment is more from a wise mind perspective.
2). Mindful Walking. Paying close attention to how we walk (noting sensations, pace, etc) can calm the mind in that it brings us to the present moment of life which helps us to reduce ruminating thoughts and in turn can provide our bodies and brains with increased peace & calm.
3). Attentive / Active Listening. So often in dialog with another we miss the true meaning of what is being said because we are not actively listening. Many times in communication we are distracted, in our heads processing other things including trying to figure out what we are going to say next – listening to respond vs. listening to understand. Listening to understand allows us to interact with others at a much deeper level.
4). Mindful Speech. Words are important so it is good that we choose our words wisely. Pause before responding to someone and take a little time to reflect on the impact of your words before speaking – many times we are reacting emotionally vs responding wisely when we talk to others, so taking some time to pause and think about what you are going to say (or not say) next can be a big building block for healthy communication.
5). Writing Meditation. Simply writing words or affirmations on paper can change your attitude and feelings about things. Writing our thoughts and feelings down can increase understanding & awareness for a situation and help us to move forward in relationships with a more positive attitude and open mind.Live Mindfully & Prosper all!