Mindfulness is all the rage. It’s the key to a more enlightened, happier, more peaceful existence. But how do you be mindful? And what should you mind in the first place?
- Breathing – Mind your breathing. Slow it down. Feel your chest and stomach expand and contract.
- Thoughts – Mind what you are thinking about. Slow it down. Focus on your breathing and your physical sensations if your mind is racing out of control.
- Experience – Mind what you are doing. Slow it down. Savor the moment. Appreciate the sights and sounds around you, the food you eat, the marvels of nature and humanity, the people you meet.
How do you be mindful? Pay attention to your breathing, your thoughts and your experiences, and slow them all down.