3. How do I stop my mind wandering?
If you find a way, let me know! It’s natural for your mind to wander or be distracted. Our mind thinks. That’s just what it does. Even highly-experienced mindfulness practitioners have wandering minds! Everyone does!
Most of us spend our days worrying about the future or brooding over the past. We don’t often stay in the present, but it is the way to inner peace and calm. Be kind to yourself and don’t judge your mind for falling back into familiar patterns of thinking. Bring your attention back to the present and use your breath to keep bringing your attention back to focus on the here and now.
4. How do I find the time for mindfulness?
This one’s easy! You don’t have to set aside special time to bring mindfulness into your life. In fact, you can enhance your formal meditation time by integrating mindfulness practice wherever you are. You can use these prompts throughout the day to return your attention to the present moment and take some deep conscious breaths:
• In the shower
• During your daily commute
• Waiting in line, or for an elevator, or for a meeting to start
• Before you start your car
• While you’re booting up your computer or opening your inbox
• While you’re waiting for your coffee
• Before answering the phone
Take advantage of all these ‘lost moments’ in your day to turn them into mindful moments!
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