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De-stress Monday: 17 Quotes to motivate you to practice mindfulness

Is your life always on the go? Where does #hashtags exploit our minds vulnerabilities? Are you suffering from Fear Of Missing Something Important (FOMSI)?

Our daily hustle, social approval, and technological interruption can be stressful but having mindfulness could be the only way to have a pleasant and healthy way to live. It’s time to be mindful to De-stress Monday



Mindfulness is the quality of being open to experiences, without being judgemental, criticizing or mind wandering. De-stress Monday to achieve your goals, concentrate on work and be more productive.

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz”

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There are multiple ways to practice mindfulness but what is important is to follow it regularly. There is no right or wrong way to be mindful. You just need to get off the treadmill of your thoughts and focus on your present.

It doesn’t matter whether you are embracing mindfulness practice or you are an established mindfulness practitioner. Sometimes you need an extra dose of inspiration to continue what you’ve started or about to start.

Here are a few powerful quotes to motivate you to practice Mindfulness to De-stress Monday:

1-“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

2- “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

3-“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

4- “Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.” – Rumi

5-“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” – Mother Teresa

6- “With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

7-Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung

8-“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” – William Blake

9- It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

10- “Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” ― Sharon Salzberg

11- “Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading.Take down a musical instrument.” ― Rumi

12- “The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.” – Matthieu Ricard

13-“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.” – Eckhart Tolle

14-“I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore like I always thought I would.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

15- “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

16- “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”- Jon Kabat-Zinn

17-“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

Monday food for thought:

It’s time to De-stress Monday to have healthy mind and soul.

De-stress Monday to be productive at work and mindful of every situation and emotion.

De-stress Monday to align yourself with the goals and objectives.

There are multiple quotes from Buddha to Meditation gurus that can inspire you to be mindful. I hope these quotes have given you food for thought to consider mindfulness exercise or maybe even inspired you to start the practice.

Do let me know which quote in the list inspired you the most? Also, let me know a quote that should have been on the list.

Lots of Love