What to watch, read, listen and do for mindfulness
By: Mady Peterson
All too often, we zip through our days worrying about what happened yesterday or what’s in store tomorrow. Or we go on mental autopilot. What if you slowed down and lived in the moment? That’s mindfulness — the simple practice of training your attention to focus on the present and observe thoughts without judging them. Shifting your perspective is a powerful tool. It allows you to see yourself and the world around you without preconceived notions of what it “should be.”
Why it matters:
Mindfulness helps reduce anxiety, improve memory, prevent depression, increase energy, lower blood pressure and reduce distraction. If that wasn’t enough, a new comprehensive analysis of mindfulness research suggests that mindfulness improves focus, stress management and how employees work together.
Lindsay’s favorite tools, tricks and tips for mindfulness:
Did you know our minds are lost in thought 47 percent of the time? Andy Puddicombe’s TED talk, “All it takes is 10 mindful minutes,” will encourage you to exercise your mind through meditation.