Many studies show that being mindful is helpful, but what exactly does a mindful person look like? In this article, we review the top 6 habits of mindful people to give you a better idea of what mindfulness looks like on a consistent basis.
1. They don’t lose their cool.
Mindfulness is all about responding to situations, not reacting to them. Since mindful people make an intentional decision to respond to situations, they do not lose their cool. Instead, mindful people acknowledge their emotions and think of healthy ways to deal with them.
2. They don’t look for perfection.
Perfection is often the cause of unnecessary stress and anxiety, and it is almost always an unrealistic goal. Mindful people know that perfection is not what's most important in life and that it’s pointless to strive for it. Instead, they focus on making whatever task at hand as good as possible, while still accepting that flaws are inevitable.
3. They put themselves first.
The old saying goes that you cannot help someone if you can't help yourself. Mindful people know this to be true. They put themselves first and practice preemptive-self care so they can be happy and healthy in their own lives. Once they are taken care of, they are free to improve the world around them.
4. They know when they’ve had enough.
Part of being mindful is being in touch with your emotions and feelings. Regular people often ignore their emotions and push themselves past the breaking point. Mindful people are different, though. Instead of agreeing to tasks or jobs when they do not have the time or energy, mindful people know their limits, and they stick to them.
5. They turn daily tasks into mindful practices.
Some days simply do not have enough hours to complete all of the to-do list and practice mindfulness. Mindful people find creative ways to incorporate mindfulness into their daily tasks. This allows them to check in with their feelings throughout the day, while improving on their mindfulness journey.
6. They don’t multitask.
Multitasking is one of the worst habits that prevents against mindfulness. Mindful people know this to be true and almost always practice unitasks or focus on one task at a time. By doing this, mindful people are able to better connect with their tasks and not feel overwhelmed by them.