Most of us never actively focus on the present moment. We spend most of our time thinking about the future, planning what needs to be done, or in the past, ruminating over how things could have been done differently. Even when we do make the decision to consciously start becoming aware of the present moment through meditation, scheduling the time for it can make it feel like a chore. We tend to put things like that at the bottom of our very long lists of things to do. Believe it or not, practicing mindfulness can take very little time out of the day, and isn’t hard to do at all. Being mindful when performing a task like cleaning, is a great way to get in a little meditation without working too hard for it. Most of the time we are thinking about other things when we do chores. Taking a few minutes to turn our focus and attention completely on what we are doing can do wonders for our mental state, as it calms and stills the mind.

Home/Facebook/Most of us never actively focus on the present moment. We spend most of our time thinking about the future, planning what needs to be done, or in the past, ruminating over how things could have been done differently. Even when we do make the decision to consciously start becoming aware of the present moment through meditation, scheduling the time for it can make it feel like a chore. We tend to put things like that at the bottom of our very long lists of things to do. Believe it or not, practicing mindfulness can take very little time out of the day, and isn’t hard to do at all. Being mindful when performing a task like cleaning, is a great way to get in a little meditation without working too hard for it. Most of the time we are thinking about other things when we do chores. Taking a few minutes to turn our focus and attention completely on what we are doing can do wonders for our mental state, as it calms and stills the mind.

Most of us never actively focus on the present moment. We spend most of our time thinking about the future, planning what needs to be done, or in the past, ruminating over how things could have been done differently. Even when we do make the decision to consciously start becoming aware of the present moment through meditation, scheduling the time for it can make it feel like a chore. We tend to put things like that at the bottom of our very long lists of things to do. Believe it or not, practicing mindfulness can take very little time out of the day, and isn’t hard to do at all. Being mindful when performing a task like cleaning, is a great way to get in a little meditation without working too hard for it. Most of the time we are thinking about other things when we do chores. Taking a few minutes to turn our focus and attention completely on what we are doing can do wonders for our mental state, as it calms and stills the mind.

via Karyn Bender RPh CHHC
November 20th, 2015|0 Comments