Most everyday challenges in life can be alleviated by mindfulness — tuning into the present moment and learning to pay attention to our experiences with intentionality. Mindfulness allows us to experience life more directly, without mindlessly believing our judgments, assumptions and other limiting thoughts.
Sure, judgments and assumptions will persist — but mindfulness allows us to simply observe these thoughts rather than accepting them as truth.
There are countless benefits of mindfulness, including improved focus, decreased stress, greater self-compassion and sensitivity in relationships. The list goes on.
One of the most powerful ways to practice mindfulness is through meditation. We are lucky that our friends at the Garrison Institute shared this simple, 10 step guide to mindfulness meditation with us. So grab a timer and get in a comfortable seat. You’ll soon be well on your way to a meditation practice!