This was a great article that discusses the importance of mindfulness and how it can help keep you in the present.
Mindfulness, as the article makes clear, is about paying attention to what you are doing in your mind. It’s about paying attention to whatever you are doing right now and then just letting it go. It’s about letting go of a lot of the things you thought you needed to do right now. Mindfulness is something that can be learned and practiced.
One of the things that I think mindfulness can do is to help us see how we are spending our time. That is, that we are spending time doing things that we don’t normally like doing, like eating, reading, and watching TV. All these things take up time that we don’t have. If we just let go of doing them for a moment, they don’t matter, and we can focus only on the things that really matter.
So, if you’re like most of us, you probably feel like you’re wasting time. You’re spending time on things you don’t like. You’re doing things you dont like. You don’t want to be doing them. And that’s okay. That’s how we learn to be more present. If you want to learn more about it in the future, check out my book Mindful Time.
I know what you’re thinking.
The first thing that most people think about when they ask “How can I relax?” is “time.” And they’re right. A lot of people spend a lot of time worrying about how much time they have and what they have to do. However, when we spend time on things that don’t matter, we waste time. We don’t feel time flies by, we feel like we spend too much time on things that matter.
There are three things we can do to combat this. First, we can practice mindfulness. And second, we can practice the art of making time not-time. The easiest way to practice both of these skills is to give yourself permission to relax. The best way to do this is be present for the things that matter to you, making sure you are not on autopilot.
There are two ways to practice mindfulness. The first is simple – just sit down and be with the feelings inside yourself. The second is more involved. This is usually done by doing something intentionally enjoyable, like writing a poem, painting a picture, or reading a book. The easiest way to practice being present is to sit at a computer or a table and just watch what happens in front of you.
The problem is that as a culture, we often think we have to do all of these things and do them all the time. But at the same time it’s also good to do something that you will do again and again. A big part of this is to be present with your emotions so you don’t have to think about them for hours on end. If you’re feeling happy after a long day at work, be happy too.
A big part of the problem is that we tend to not be present in our own lives. We talk about what we are feeling or thinking, but we don’t really be present. This is all fine and good, but the problem isn’t that its impossible to be present, it’s that we are so aware that we have to be.