Often times the day seems to become routine and before we know it piles of responsibilities from work and home have stacked up and we feel like chickens running around with their heads cut off.

I suggest taking two minutes to practice The Now Effect video below 2-3 times a day for a week to come down from the busy mind, focus your attention, ground to the present moment and refocus to what you’re really intending to pay attention to in the moment. It may help t put it in your calendar at first.

When can you practice? Look for the “in-between” moments. These are moments before you are about to take a break or while you’re waiting for someone. As you get the hang of this you won’t need this video and can practice it when parked in the car, in the bathroom, or while waiting in line.

Note: When the mind says, “forget it, this isn’t going to work,” as much as possible, just note that judgment as a mental event in the mind that is happy to keep you at status quo. Your work is to become aware of these types of thoughts, let them be, and come back to this practice.

A simple practice, yet having profound implications.

Share this with friends, family, colleagues and whomever you think can benefit from a little mental floss today.

May you be well…

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    Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2012

APA Reference
Goldstein, E. (2012). A 2-Minute Practice to Get You in the Mindful Mood (Video). Psych Central. Retrieved on March 28, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindfulness/2012/10/a-2-minute-practice-to-get-you-in-the-mindful-mood-video/

 

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