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Our wandering minds

We spend almost half of our time doing one thing while thinking about another.

Daydreaming makes us more unhappy than if we were paying attention to the present moment, even when it's...

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Appreciating the present

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Dealing with difficult experiences

Distracting ourselves from difficult experiences seems to exacerbate rather than reduce, the stress they cause.

When the mind wanders, it's usually drawn into negative ruminations or ...

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Cultivating awareness

By noticing what's happening with gentle curiosity, we start to work constructively with the events of our lives.

Gently bringing our minds back to the present can help us let go of th...

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Mindfulness training

It's the art of paying attention and there's strong evidence that it helps us in a range of ways: managing low mood, anxiety, and pain to enhancing creativity, choice and compassio...

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Being present in the moment
  • Pay attention to your breathing. Find a quiet space and concentrate on the flow of your breath, in and out. 
  • Bring awareness to sensations of touch.  Consciousl...

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William James

"The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character and will."

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