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Father’s Day 2022: Celebrating It With Mindfulness
| Father's Day 2022 | Father's Day Gifts | Father's Day Things To Do 2022 | Father's Day Meditation | Father's Day Affirmations |


If you feel like Father’s Day is a holiday inspired by Mother’s Day, you are totally right there. And there is nothing wrong with it being the case.

There are many reasons to celebrate the contribution of all dads to their families and society in general. This holiday also honors all males who have assumed parenting roles.

Father’s Day is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in June. This year, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 19.

Aside from taking this day to honor fathers and all men who act as father figures in our lives, we consider Father’s Day to be the perfect opportunity to promote mindfulness for men and to celebrate this day in a mindful way.
Father’s Day is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in June. This year, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 19.
Brief History Of Father’s Day

Interestingly enough, Father’s Day was established by a woman. Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman from the state of Washington, was raised by her father after her mother died in childbirth with her sixth child.

In 1908, Mother’s Day was already established though not as an official holiday yet. Knowing from her own experience that fatherhood deserved recognition too, Sonora approached government officials and local religious leaders to share her idea of celebrating Father’s Day.

Eventually, Sonora Smart Dod succeeded. Initially, she wanted this holiday to be celebrated on June 5, her father’s birthday. But the Ministerial Alliance decided that Father’s Day would be celebrated each year on the third Sunday in June.

Creating Father’s Day was not easy. But it was even harder to get it recognized and celebrated among people. Unlike Mother’s Day which gained popularity quite quickly and became a national holiday in 1914, it took Father’s day decades to be widely recognized and celebrated.

It was only in 1972 that Father’s Day was established as a national holiday in the US.

Now, this holiday is celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. A number of other countries, including India, Mexico, Argentina, France, and Greece, celebrate Father’s Day too.
Interestingly enough, Father’s Day was established by a woman. Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman from the state of Washington, was raised by her father after her mother died in childbirth with her sixth child.
Celebrating Mindfulness On Father’s Day

We are all about mindfulness in everyday life and on such special days as Father’s Day. We find Father’s Day to be the perfect occasion to promote mindfulness for men and learn how you can spend this day mindfully with the father figure in your life.

Women are more into mindfulness and meditation than men. This is obvious. Just make a quick observation of your family and friends. There are also studies proving that women engage in meditation practices more than men.

With this said, it is important to note that many of the incredible teachers who have shaped modern mindfulness are male. Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, Thich Nkaht Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sadhgura, and Eckhart Tolle are some of the brightest representatives of modern mindfulness culture.
Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, Thich Nkaht Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sadhgura, and Eckhart Tolle are some of the brightest representatives of modern mindfulness culture.
Connecting With Your Father On Father’s Day

Despite the fact that many countries now celebrate Father’s Day, it somehow gets less attention than Mother’s Day. Many people even think that we don’t choose gifts for Father’s Day as carefully as we do for Mother’s Day. And we don’t spend as much money on gifts for fathers as we do for mothers.

Mothers having a very special role in our lives and in society, we should all agree that there are many reasons to celebrate dads too.

Here are four ways to spend this special day with your father mindfully and connect with him.

  1. Have a deep conversation with your father and forgive each other for things in the past. If you have been waiting for your dad to take the first step, take Father’s Day as a sign to do it yourself.
  2. Go on a lunch date with your father. Living in such a fast-paced world, we often don’t have time to do the simplest activities with our parents. If it has been a while since you have grabbed lunch with your dad, invite him to a lunch date on Father’s Day at his favorite restaurant.
  3. Share an experience. Sharing hobbies is a great way to connect with your parents and make memories. On Father’s Day, support his favorite hobby or pastime. This is one way to show your dad that you care about the things he likes.
  4. Gift him something mindfulness-related. If your father is already into meditation, yoga, and suchlike practices, give him something to inspire him to continue his journey. It can be a meditation gadget, mindfulness book, access to a guided meditation course, etc.
Father's day 2022 best gift ideas. Best meditation gadget, mindfulness book, access to a guided meditation course, etc.
Celebrating As A Father

If you are a father, treating yourself on Father’s Day is a great idea. A life-changing gift for yourself would be giving yourself the opportunity to explore any mindfulness-based practice you are feeling drawn to.

Treat yourself to a guided meditation course, yoga class, a retreat program, or simply give yourself time to explore mindfulness by yourself.

We shouldn’t underestimate the positive effects of meditation on men. Engaging in mindfulness practices comes with the following benefits.

  • Ability to understand and control your emotions
  • Enhanced awareness
  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Ability to deal with social pressure
  • Understanding of mindful parenting
Coping On Father’s Day

For different reasons, Father’s Day may not be a happy day for you. If you are feeling lonely on this day and there is no one in your life you can celebrate it with, take this day to focus on good memories or simply ignore that it is Father’s Day. The latter may be difficult as all the advertisements and social media posts will keep reminding you about Father’s Day.

All these reminders may make you feel different feelings – sadness, anxiety, jealousy, envy, etc. Accept your feelings as you do know where they are coming from. And if possible, find someone to talk to about how you are feeling.

In any case, know that you are not the only one having a bad day on Father’s Day. Try to make a conscious effort to get through next Father’s Day a little more easily.
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