Is your mind abuzz with thoughts? If your mind is streaming dialogue, then you must be exhausted and anxious from all that mental chatter. One solution? Meditation.
But wait. Having trouble finding the time to sit still? Here are some on-the-spot tricks for practicing mindfulness on your daily grind:
(from the office, or even at home):
In the morning, right before you check emails and voice messages, sit at your desk and close your eyes for a few moments to let yourself arrive, really arrive.
This kind of short, daily meditation helps to break the cycle of constantly leaning into the future with thoughts, like “Will I make my deadline?” or “What do my co-workers think of me?”
At the supermarket: Stuck at the slow check-out line yet again? Instead of wondering why this always happens to you, become aware of your breathing, and notice your anxiety and self-judgment.
You will definitely notice that while this situation is happening, it is not happening to you. Realizing that situations like these are common and that it isn’t you that the situation stems from will reduce your anxiety.
Washing the dishes: This dull chore very quickly turns into a pleasant ritual once you connect to the sensory elements of the water, soap, and dishes.
A simple but powerful practice is giving thanks. Give thanks for your sense of touch, smell, sight, taste, and hearing to fill yourself with an appreciation for being able to do this chore.
Being aware of this level helps keep the mind from drifting into negative thoughts that tend to occur when doing something you might consider boring or mundane.
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Rochel Marie Lawson,
The Queen of Feeling Fabulous.