Many people think that meditation is a practice, which involves emptying your mind of thoughts. This misconception can leave beginners feeling like ‘bad’ meditators. Mindfulness meditation is not about emptying the mind, but rather stabilising our attention and training our minds to be more focussed, effective and skilful in everyday life. You can bring mindfulness to everyday activities simply by tuning in to your senses, which helps you to actually be present to what you are doing, rather than lost in thinking.
Here are ten steps to bring mindfulness into your daily life:
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Tell us, do you actively try to be mindful everyday? Have you ever meditated before?