It’s important to remember that mindfulness is a practice. Just like physical exercise, you can get better at self-regulation and becoming less reactive to negative thought patterns through regular practice. Here are some tips for practicing mindfulness.
1. Slow Down
How many times have you been late to work, rushed out of the house and forgotten something on the kitchen counter? What would have happened if you slowed down for a moment to ask yourself, “What do I need to complete my tasks today?”
Multitasking is all around us. Instead of watching Netflix, tagging someone in a post on Facebook and then suddenly finding that you’re at the bottom of a bag of chips, try doing one task at a time.