Practical Applied Guidance for Mindfulness Tools for Your Daily Life

Here I share 2 easy-to-use tools for mindfulness and self-awareness.

Murray "MJ" Blehart
3 min readJul 15, 2022

I think my cat might be doing her own podcast…

As part of my podcast — Self-Awareness for Everyone — I’m including tools at the end of each episode to use for applied guidance for mindfulness. These are tools that can be applied regularly.

Below are 2 tools that I shared.

Applied Guidance for Mindfulness Tool 1

From Season 1 Episode 11 — Depression is a Lying Liar the Lies a Lot

Journaling is an amazing way to clear your mind. It lets you honestly and authentically take what is in your head and put it somewhere you can see.

While you could type this, I highly recommend doing this in a dedicated notebook or blank journal.

To begin, pick a time every day (start with weekdays, Monday-Friday) to sit with a pen and your journal.

Write out stream-of-consciousness what you are thinking, what and how you are feeling, and anything else that comes to mind. Don’t hold back, and don’t be afraid of judgment. Nobody else will read this because you are keeping it for and to yourself.

Try journaling for at least 2 weeks, 5 days a week. If you can’t get a whole page at a time, write as much as you can.

This could be a lifetime activity. Though I have had periods where I was not actively journaling. I’ve been doing so semi-regularly since 1992.

Applied Guidance for Mindfulness Tool 2

From Season 1 Episode 12 — Self-Awareness and Your Subconscious Mind

These are things you can do regularly to align your conscious and subconscious mind.

This is less of a one-shot tool than a “use as necessary as frequently as desired” tool.

These are the practices that will help you align your conscious and subconscious minds.

· Physical — Get exercise regularly, maintain a healthier sustainable diet, and get more sleep.

· Mental — Read daily. I read a minimum of 1 chapter each of fiction and nonfiction (mindfulness…

Murray "MJ" Blehart

I explore mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to help & inspire. And I also write sci-fi/fantasy.