When your schedule is packed, and it feels impossible to fit a few minutes in for meditation, don’t worry. You don’t need to be tied to your meditation cushion to find a little peace of mind. In fact, one of the most effective ways to find a little bit of calm is to practice mindfulness while doing routine activities like brushing your teeth or eating. Research has shown that 50% of the time, our thoughts aren’t related to what we’re doing, as if our mind has put our body on autopilot so it can run wild. This kind of mind wandering has been proven to contribute to our unhappiness. Next time, snap out of autopilot by simply being present with whatever you’re doing. Try the road map in the infographic below.
Monday Mindfulness: Is Your Mind on Autopilot? [Infographic]
About the Author
Jamie Price is the Co-Founder and President of Stop, Breathe & Think, an emotional wellness app that recommends short personalized meditations tuned to your emotions. Jamie left the ranks of Fortune 500 America with the intention of creating positive change in our world. She was one of the founders of Tools For Peace™ and has spent the last 16 years developing curriculum and teaching mindfulness and meditation to at risk youth. Jamie has studied and practiced meditation under the guidance of a traditionally trained buddhist teacher, Lama Chodak Gyatso Nubpa since 2000. As the Co-Founder of Stop, Breathe & Think, she is regularly quoted in publications such as LIVESTRONG.com, Brit + Co, Bustle and many more.
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