My guest today chats with us about the process of setting up a mindfulness practice, the positive effect it can have in our life, and how it can be woven into our everyday being.
Lisa Druxman is a mom on a mission. She is the founder of FIT4MOM, the country’s largest fitness program for moms, a noted speaker, author, podcaster and powerhouse of energy.
A self proclaimed idea monkey and #momboss, Lisa is passionate about helping women get out of overwhelm and in to a life of health and happiness. She shares her life hacks and experiences to help you live a more passionate and purposeful life.
A respected speaker and author, Druxman earned her Master’s degree at San Diego State University in psychology with an emphasis in exercise adherence and weight control.
She created the weight management program, L.E.A.N. Mommy® (Learn Eating Awareness and Nutrition) which is also the name of her book, by Hachette Books. Her most recent book, The Empowered Mama is the “how to” guide to empower moms to live their best lives.
A well-published author, Druxman has written on business for Entrepreneur and on motherhood for magazines such as Fit Pregnancy, Shape and more.
Recognizing her entrepreneurship, Druxman has also been nominated for and received numerous honors from organizations such as the National Association of Women Business Owners for her unique and successful business.
Lisa has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, Access Hollywood, Hollywood Live Today and Home & Family to name a few. Druxman has been featured in print publications including Entrepreneur, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Self, Fit Pregnancy, American Baby, and more.
Druxman lives and relishes the FIT4MOM mission statement every day, “Helping moms make strides in fitness, motherhood and life.” She resides in San Diego with her husband, son and daughter.
You can find her on www.fit4mom.com, www.lisadruxman.com, https://fit4mom.com/on-demand, and Facebook.
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What is Mindfulness?
The simple answer to describe mindfulness, is just the state of being. It’s learning how to practice being a human and to just be in the moment. Whatever it is you are doing, being present and focusing on that one thing.
Lisa had us do a great activity, for one minute simply pay attention to your thoughts. Whatever comes into your mind. That right there is mindfulness.
When you first start, setting a time and regular routine to practice mindfulness will help it become part of your normal routine.
But eventually, being mindful will just happen. It will happen in every day tasks, activities, and just life.
Learning to be mindful and present when doing the simplest things, like chores or tasks you need to get done, will help you bring mindfulness into your everyday being.
Lisa started with a task she hated to do, emptying the dishwasher. She began focusing on what she was doing, putting away plates, cups, forks, etc. And what she saw was that being present in the moment helped with her mental well being overall.
She believes that you can turn these every day mundane things into an opportunity to be in the moment. ROE stands for return on energy. Let these chores and tasks be a time to focus on being in the moment or a time to learn and use it to listen to a podcast.
As you get better at your practice, you will be able to bring it into your every day life.
Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation is part of mindfulness. When you meditate, you are practicing being in the moment. It’s not about clearing your mind of all thoughts as much as it’s about allowing those thoughts to pass by.
Meditation has been shown to decrease stress, increase focus, help your immune system,
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