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Notice When Your Mind Has Wandered

Notice When Your Mind Has Wandered

Inevitably, your attention will leave the sensations of the breath and wander to other places. When you get around to noticing this—in a few seconds, a minute, five minutes—simply return your attention to the breath.

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What You Need To Know Before Practicing Mindfulness

What You Need To Know Before Practicing Mindfulness

  1. You don't need to buy anything
  2. It is impossible to quiet your mind
  3. You have to expect that your mind will wander.
  4. ...

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Feel Your Breath

Feel Your Breath

Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes out and as it goes in.

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Be Kind To Your Wandering Mind

Be Kind To Your Wandering Mind

Don’t judge yourself or obsess over the content of the thoughts you find yourself lost in. Just come back.

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Take A Seat

Take A Seat

Find a place to sit where you can feel calm with no distractions.

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Set a time limit.

Set a time limit.

If you’re just beginning, it can help to choose a short time, such as 5 or 10 minutes.

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Notice Your Body

Notice Your Body

 You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor, you can sit loosely cross-legged, in lotus posture, you can kneel—all are fine. Just make sure you are stable and in a position you can stay in for a while.

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What Is Mindfulness

What Is Mindfulness

We all have a natural quality called mindfulness. It’s available to us in every moment if we take the time to appreciate it. Practicing mindfulness is practicing the art of creating space for ourselves—space to think, space to breathe, space between ourselves and our reactions.

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How Do You Practice Mindfulness

How Do You Practice Mindfulness

While mindfulness might seem simple, it’s not necessarily all that easy. You have to make time every day to just keep doing it. Here are short steps to practice mindfulness

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Gently shift your attention back to the part(s) of your body where you notice the urge. Allow yourself to notice whatever sensations come up in these places. If it becomes overwhelming to notice the sensations, gently return your attention back to breath for a few moments and then go back...

Notice when your mind wanders

As with mindful breathing, your thoughts will wander. 

When you realize that your mind has drifted, let go of the thoughts and return your attention to what the person is saying.

5. Notice When Your Mind Has Wondered

5. Notice When Your Mind Has Wondered

Take notice when your mind has wandered from your breath and put the focus back onto it as soon as you can. 

It may be hard at first, but eventually, you will be able to regain focus quickly. 

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