Practice Mindfulness Daily

In addition to the meditation exercise, we can all incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives in little moments. Try the following throughout your day.

Every Breath You Take
When you wake up in the morning before getting out of bed, notice your breathing. Take a few deep, comfortable breaths.

Recognize Your Motions
Be aware of how your body feels as you move from lying down to sitting up, standing and walking.

Eating Awareness
Pay attention as you eat. Chew slowly and completely, and notice the textures and flavors of your food. Allow your body the time it needs to digest at the end of your meal before starting your next activity.

Listen Up
When talking to another person, take a moment just to listen, appreciating the person's experience of the world, though it may be different from your own.

Your Best Foot Forward
Practice mindful walking, consciously placing your attention on each foot as it connects with and leaves the ground.

Stand Tall
When standing in line or waiting, use the time to feel your feet on the ground and notice how you are holding yourself.

It's in the Details
Be attentive when brushing your teeth, washing or dressing.

Make it Routine
Bring mindfulness to each activity throughout your day.