Often we live and breathe in one moment while we choke with anxiety and worry over some potential future moment. Today's tip invites us to use a normal activity to calm our anxious minds and recapture the present moment. The simple exercise helps many people to breathe away anxiety one moment at a time.
Many people affirm that daily mindful practices make a big difference in their lives: they feel less anxious, develop a growing sense of safety and security, and gain deeper personal insight from living more mindfully. Here's one you can start today.
What might the woman in the cartoon be missing from life? She may be like a lot us - easily dismissing small moments that we take for granted.
While we may rock at personal hygiene and wardrobe attire, schedule manicures, pedicures, and a day at the spa, a quick observation suggests that many of us lack a daily awareness of where we are physically, emotionally, and mentally. If true, we ignore an important part of self-care.
When we are not mindful of the present moment and our place in it, we can be mindlessly carried away by agendas we don't truly support.
Much can be damaged or lost by mindless communication. Ever feel like you engage your mouth before engaging your mind? Ever send a seemingly brilliant email, and later realize some of its content may be offensive to the receiver? Relationships are unintentionally damaged by words, body language, and tones of voice. Jobs are lost. Political campaigns end prematurely. Credibility suffers. All because of mindless communication.
How can I change? What must I do to change? When will change begin? These are tough questions, often heard in counseling rooms and frequently heard in conversations with friends and family. What we so often forget is that change, like a big journey, often begins with small steps. Change can seem elusive if we're [...]
Are you living in sensory overload? It could wind up your anxiety by taking your body where you don't want to go. After all, our bodies process whatever we take into them - from substances we ingest to high stimulation from the environment. Read my article here about how changing intake can reduce anxiety, and try [...]
Remember when we had to adjust the rabbit ears on a TV in order to get a clear picture and undistorted sound? Mindfulness is basically about eliminating distractions so we can tune in to awareness of the present moment. Today, dear readers, we focus on tuning in to the body. Many of us move through our [...]