Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Everyday Mindfulness by Melissa Steginus


January is typically the month we all decide to try something new--whether it's joining a gym, making meal plans, setting that reading goal for the year-it's a fresh start in a new year. Seems easier to begin at the beginning, right? 

After a stressful 2020 for all of us, finding some sanity in our every day lives is super important. But it can be overwhelming to think about how to begin and where to begin. Everyday Mindfulness can help you get that peace of mind day by day in simple steps that aren't overwhelming. 

I wasn't sure what to expect when I opened this book, but I quickly realized this was the kind of mindfulness work I could handle. You will spend 108 days working each day on a guided practice to mindfulness. The book is divided into 6 sections, beginning with your physical self and ending with nurturing relationships. Days range from doing something as simple as taking a deep breath, drinking water, and building a morning routine to identifying daily distractions and creating goals. Each day includes reflections. You can write in the spaces provided, or even keep a journal. What I like about this approach is that each day builds on the next. This would be a great way to start each morning-get up a little earlier, sit down, and focus on that day's mindfulness work.

We are all searching for a bit of quiet in our day; away from all the distractions of social media, sharing space with family, and the challenges Covid restrictions have brought to our daily lives. Melissa Steginus' simple practices make finding that peacefulness something you can do, day by day. If you start this in January, you'll end in April-just in time for warmer weather. I look at it as a mini-course to take over the winter. 

A big thanks to TCK Publishing for providing a copy of Everyday Mindfulness for review- I'm excited to begin my journey to mindfulness. 

Here's a link to the book on Amazon: Everyday Mindfulness by Melissa Steginus

and a link to the author's website: https://melissasteginus.com

Rating: 5/6 for an easy, approachable way to become more mindful everyday. Practical steps for becoming more organized, healthy, and taking care of yourself. 

Available in paperback, audio, and ebook. 

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