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Research indicates our mind wanders 50 percent of our waking hours. Internal and external distractions easily disrupt our attention from the task at hand.
To gain control over our attent...
It’s about paying attention to the present moment with awareness and without emotional reactivity.
It can be broken down into two major categories:
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It is based on Buddhist traditions and it's described as "the non-judgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment."
Sit in a quiet place with your eyes closed, focusing on yo...
We have trained ourselves to be continuously distracted and find it's hard to stop doing it.
To get better at concentrating, start small.
If you're distracted because of internal turmoil, be kind to yourself. Remind yourself that's what's going on. Talk about it to someone or just to yourself.
If you do get distracted, notice it and gently bring your attention back.
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“[Meditation] is not about clearing the mind; it’s about focusing on one thing. When the mind wanders, the meditation isn’t a failure. Our brain is like a wayward puppy, out of cont...