In a digital, content-filled world filled with notifications and anxiety, practicing mindfulness can definitely help and there are some specific methods that may be beneficial. One thing to do is to create a new mantra for each new day in order to remind oneself that they are okay. For activities that involve a lot of content consumption, using and setting various timers of different lengths can remind one to take necessary breaks. Lastly, listening to calming or comforting sounds can be a surprisingly effective technique for mindfulness.
- You can ground yourself by writing three positive mantras in a journal, and then repeating them to yourself until you feel more at ease.
- Listening to podcasts can be stressful because you may try too hard to keep up with what the host is saying. Consuming more calming broadcasts like nature sounds may be a better option.
- To avoid overwhelming yourself with content consumption, set a timer to help you set limits with how much you view.
“I couldn’t sit in a quiet room, I never sat still and my heart was pounding out of my chest more times than not.”