It’s not easy to be mindful in this day and age.
There are endless distractions pulling us away from the present moment and dumping us unceremoniously into a pile of social media, streaming apps, games, work drama, money issues, and whatever nonsense your kids are up to.
Besides, focusing on the here and now is boring. Wouldn’t you rather dream about winning the lottery or telling your boss to shove it?
OK, I’ll admit that I’m just as prone to numbing out to avoid my problems, but practicing mindfulness can teach you to appreciate what’s right in front of you.
When you love and value your current reality, that makes those silly distractions seem much less appealing.
Want to stay mindful this week? I promise it doesn’t involve chanting at dawn like a monk.
Today, I’m sharing my best content to help you be more mindful and present every day.
1. How to Practice Mindfulness in a Busy World. If you’re feeling burned out and too busy, try being still for a while. Mindfulness means focusing your attention on where you are right here, right now.
2. Meditation Mountain: A Technique for Beginners. Meditating doesn’t have to be complicated. Try the meditation mountain technique for a super easy way to lower your stress levels.
3. Life Editor’s Picks: Mindfulness. It may seem strange, but taking a break to enjoy the present moment will make you more focused and productive later. Here are my top mindfulness picks.
4. Waiting-in-Line Meditation: How to Chill Out in 10 Items or Less. It’s so frustrating when you’re forced to wait, but these easy waiting-in-line meditation techniques will help you keep calm.
5. What an Evil Dentist Taught Me About Mindfulness. Sometimes the weirdest experiences can change your life. I learned about mindfulness through going to the dentist.
6. Type A Meditations. In this video class in the Life Editor Clubhouse, you’ll learn how to stay grounded in the present moment no matter how busy your life gets.
7. For Instant Happiness, Try Smile Meditation. Here’s a meditation technique you can master even if you’ve never meditated before.
8. Life Editor’s Picks: Beginner Buddhist. You can incorporate Buddhist teachings into your daily routines no matter your religious background. Here are my picks for a Beginner Buddhist.
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