3 Mindfulness tips to introduce more peace, energy and power into your life

Gabe Kwakyi
11 min readJun 18, 2021

Over the last several years, meditation and yoga have rapidly expanded into mainstream consciousness, as companies like Calm, Headspace, Peloton, and Nike Training Club have made these practices more accessible and approachable. Many people have extolled and discovered firsthand the virtues of these practices, from reducing stress or anxiety, to improving sleep, to increasing mental resilience, to developing insights, and beyond.

The concept of mindfulness has also increased in recognition, but nowhere near to the same degree as meditation and yoga. According to Google trends since 2004, yoga has out-ranked mindfulness in the number of Google searches by 64:1 and meditation has out-ranked mindfulness by 10:1. When considering that mindfulness is such a fundamental underlying structure for both meditation and yoga, this seems a bit strange. Additionally, mindfulness can be practiced in virtually any application — not only during yoga or meditation — which makes the benefits achieved from mindfulness even more accessible to humankind.

So what is mindfulness?

The Oxford dictionary defines mindfulness as: “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”

Headspace defines mindfulness as: “the idea of learning how to be fully present and engaged in the moment, aware of your thoughts and feelings without distraction or judgment.”

I like to think of mindfulness as “the practice of fully accepting the present moment by fully accepting whoever and whatever you are in the moment, irrespective of your life situation.”

In a word, mindfulness is all about the present. It shows us the way to welcome more peace into our lives by realizing that we are all Presentverts.

So what does it mean to be mindful of the present moment? How does one practice mindfulness?

The concept of mindfulness and being able to just be present can be intimidating or frustrating. This is because our lives are almost entirely oriented around the lens of how our present compares to the past or affects our perceived…

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Gabe Kwakyi

A curious mind and a passionate personal development coach, specializing in life, career, and business coaching for people in the technology and business fields