Whenever I talk with clients about mindfulness, I get a lot of confused looks, some eye rolling and a few yawns. For some reason people's perception of what mindfulness is, rests in the belief that it involves sitting quietly with crossed legs, eyes closed listening to zen like music.
Mindfulness can be like that if that is what the person desires, but it is much more than that. Mindfulness is the ability to remain in the moment one is in right now!! The ability to be in a meeting, zoom call or conference without thinking about the ham and cheese sandwich that will be served for lunch. It could also mean being able to stay on task even if one is sitting in a crowded space, focusing on a conversation regardless of a busy background. Tuning out the distractions and tuning in !!
How can this be achieved without complete seclusion? The most powerful tools one can use are found in the simplest activities. Sorting things is a wonderful mindfulness activity, whether it is socks, silverware ,clothing or books. Writing down thoughts and feelings on paper, or a journal is another wonderful mindfulness tool.
I have clients that use puzzles as a mindfulness tool since they become so involved in the puzzle they cannot think of anything else! One of the things I teach my clients is that maintaining individuality when it come to acquiring skills is so important in. being successful. It is imperative to remember that everyone is different and what works for one person may not be appropriate for another.
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