3 Simple Ways to Practice Mindfulness Everyday with Philosophy Skincare

We’ve all experienced life having its ups and downs but when you inject a little more mindfulness into your day you learn to accept and practice peace from a place of positivity. Together in partnership with Philosophy Skincare, I want to share with you three simple ways to practice mindfulness every day, featuring their take a deep breath collection.

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3. PRACTICE GRATITUDE

Despite any kind of hardship we go through there will always be something to be grateful for. Practice writing a list of 10 things you’re grateful for every morning or evening. Instead of being broad like “I’m grateful for my family and my friends” I suggest to try and be more specific.

For example: “scoring the last almond croissant at my local cafe this morning.” or “hearing my favourite song play while grocery shopping today”

This awareness and taking time to reflect helps us to be more mindful and notice the little things in every day. it  also shifts our mindset into a place of positive energy.

2. NOURISH YOUR BODY & SKIN

Ever heard that saying “you are what you eat?” I know when I eat good, I not only feel good but I notice the difference in my skin. Breakfast is such an important meal of the day and my go-to drink as soon as I wake up is a green juice or smoothie that includes nutrients and antioxidants that help my skin glow from the inside out.

My simple recipe: 1 x banana, 8-10 blueberries, a handful of spinach, ¼ avocado, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, 1 tbsp of flax seeds, and coconut water or a nut milk (depending if I want it as a juice or a creamier smoothie texture)

The oil free oxygenating moisturizers from Philosophy’s Take A Deep Breath collection are a ritual in my morning and evening skincare regime. I’ve been using the duo plus the eye cream  for so long and have many empty pots. It’s a gel formula - the day cream is more of a cream and the evening is a balm. The formula is so lightweight and super hydrating. I feel my skin immediately drink it up and leave a radiant glow.

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3. TAKE A MOMENT TO BREATHE

Breathing is the quickest way to connect to ourselves. We all do it automatically but when we learn to do it in a more controlled way we have access to our intuition and feelings. I’m a certified yoga and meditation teacher and have studied and practiced a lot of breathwork patterns. Breathing consciously is the essence of yoga. When we take this concept off the mat and breathe consciously it assists us in connecting with the subtle energy within.

Specific patterns of breath work can can produce different states of mind. It can be used anytime, anywhere to buffer stress, raise energy levels, and impact clarity of thought and decision making.

“You see life more clearly when you take a moment to breathe.”