Mindfulness at Home: A guide

There has never been a better time to practice mindfulness at home. Read our guide to how you can find serenity and peace from anywhere. 

Mindfulness. The ability to be in touch with our emotions and feelings, and to understand when we need to take a moment out from the world to reconnect with ourselves. It is about finding calm, from within, even if around us the world seems to be falling apart. It is about re establishing connection with ourselves, and finding peace within. 

Sometimes we all need to get away. The stresses of daily life can sometimes be all too much to bear. Escaping to a safe space, our home for example, is one way to deal with this. But sometimes we need a deeper connection, to really shut the world and its noise out, if only for a few minutes.

The ability to do this, and to be able to practice some degree of mindfulness is credited with really helping with our mental health, at least in the day to day. We can not always avoid daily stresses, but we can figure out a way to help each one of us handle them, and come out the other side mentally healthier and refreshed. 

Here are some of our top tips for practicing Mindfulness at Home:

     Get comfortable

      Find a quiet and peaceful place. This could be anywhere at home. Make sure there will be 

      no interruptions while you take a few minutes to focus on yourself. 

     Focus on your breath

      Feel and experience each breath as you inhale and exhale. Focus on the act of breathing in 

      and out. 

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Focus on your breathing. Image by Shashi Ch.

     Remember to be kind to yourself

      Negative feelings and thoughts need addressing, but they have a way of attacking us when  

      we are down. Don’t let them. 

      Label your thoughts

      What do we mean? Give each feeling a label- it can be positive or negative, happy, sad or 

      angry. Whatever feeling the thought generates, label it. Is it something you can handle 

      if so label it urgent. Is it something that can be addressed at a later date? Label it so. 

      Have a gradual ending

      Start to focus on your breathing again, as you gradually let your thoughts go. Do this 

      gradually, so your thoughts slowly become replaced by your focus on your breaths in and 

      out.

Now, take a deep breath in and enjoy the rest of your day

We really recommend making a mindfulness practice like this a part of your daily routine. It can be something to start the day, or even to end it. It doesn’t have to take more than a few minutes. 

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Enjoy the rest of your day! Image by Jess Bailey.

Our Vonder co-living flats are designed to be great places to live. They have also been designed to be calm spaces within the hustle and bustle of a city., making them the perfect spots for practicing mindfulness.

Explore our co-living London, Berlin and Warsaw locations. 

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