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My top tips on Improving your everyday Mindfulness

In my previous post, I talked a lot about wellbeing and its interconnectedness with the natural environment. One of the best ways to improve your well-being is to be more mindful. That can seem like a relatively easy task, but it’s a lot more complex than people think. To aid you further with your well-being journey, I have combined my top tips on how you can become more mindful in your everyday life, and embrace slow travel.

Take it slow – slow travel

The first and most essential step to achieving mindfulness is to slow down. By slowing down, you can embrace every moment, whether it’s drinking your cup of coffee in the morning, doing your daily chores, or setting up goals.

The latest trend in wellbeing and mindfulness is slow travel. It encapsulates the idea that you should connect with your surroundings and appreciate the moments along the way, from savoring the journey to the destination and the people.

So why not ditch the checklist-ticking city tours for a more relaxing and meaningful Scottish trip?

Move more

We aren’t talking about doing a heavyweight workout or running on a treadmill. You can switch off easier by incorporating slight movement into your daily routine. Whether it’s yoga, taking a long walk through nearby nature, or just taking a break from your desk for a quick stretch, every little thing counts.

Pay attention to simple activities that you do

When we wake up, it’s easy to immediately start thinking about everything we need to do that day. And let’s be honest, what is the first thing you do when you wake up? Like most people, you probably check your phone. We get so consumed with the outside world that we forget actually to enjoy the silence for a little bit. For example, when brushing your teeth, try to pay attention to what you’re doing. Your mind may wander for a few seconds, but aim to centre it back towards the activity you are doing at that moment. This exercise is excellent for improving your focus.

Do a digital detox 

Social media, emails, work calls, texts, and anything in between really affects our attention span. It’s crucial to completely switch off from time to time and experience the world for all it has to offer. Why not take a short trip somewhere? Our custom or one-, two- or three-day tours can help you with that!

Be grateful  

After an eventful day, take some time to reflect on some things you were grateful for. The ideas don’t necessarily have to be written on a piece of paper; you can think about them as you brush your teeth, put on your pyjamas, or have a conversation about them with a loved one.

Slow Travel & Well-being…

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I would like to explore the beneficial relationship between Mental Health & Physical Well-being, and the natural environment, how the two things are interconnected, and produce the perfect opportunity to discover what works for you and others in travel and everyday life.

This is one of the core elements of my desire to provide high-quality adventure tours and wellbeing breaks in the wild and natural environments and landscapes of Scotland.