Do you want to be happier, healthier and more in control of your life?
If your answer is yes, Read On.
Are you a chronic worrier, if so, you’re not alone. About 86% of people in a survey described themselves as worriers. The research revealed we spend an average of 1 hour and 50 minutes worrying each day! That’s almost 13 hours a week of worrying.
But don’t fret… there is a solution!
Mindfulness is a simple science-backed habit that can change your life, and your mind, for the good!
Anyone can do it, anywhere, anytime. It’s totally free and doesn’t require any special equipment, props or clothing. In fact, so many people are practicing mindfulness, TIME Magazine featured mindfulness on its’ cover!
So what is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is defined as paying attention to the present moment without our projections or judgement.
Research shows that people who consistently practice mindfulness meditation actually rewire their brain structure. This can result in more happiness, health, mental and emotional control, resilience, confidence, joy and much less worry and rumination.
Many people experience positive benefits right away with lasting change resulting in just 8 weeks of daily minfulness meditation.
Here is a simple 5-minute practice you can start doing today.
Sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes.
Take 3 deep breaths in and out through your nose. This will help you get centered
Then BEGIN the mindfulness meditation:
breathe in through your nose.
Breathe out through your nose as you silently count ONE
Repeat, counting silently only on the EXHALE.
Breathe in, breathe out ONE
Breathe in, breathe out TWO
Breathe in, breathe out THREE
and so on…
THE BIG KEY: Whenever you notice your mind wandering away from the counting or breathing (which is normal), simply bring your attention back to the counting. Don’t judge it. Just practice. Pay attention with detachment, non-judgment and ease.
Anytime you start over (which WILL happen) start the counting over at ONE.
You can do ANYTHING for 5 minutes a day. Practice every day and notice how this changes your life in big and little ways. Work up to 20 minutes a day. Just do your BEST.
P.S. if you’re looking for a YOGA CLASS you can practice at HOME to compliment your daily mindfulness meditation, I have one for you! Get immediate access to it HERE
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I’m retired and thought long and hard about whether I could afford the coaching, and decided to go ahead and invest in myself. That was a great decision and I feel like it was the best investment I’ve made since I decided to go to law school! Now I realize how important continuing to invest in myself is at any age. The investment (and having someone to be accountable to) also caused me to work hard to do my part to get the most out of coaching. And as a result, I now feel like I’m getting the most out of my life as well.
— Jane Bondurant, Lawyer, U.S Attorney’s Office, Kentucky Division