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Be Mindful Today

March 29, 2017

Mindfulness. It’s a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. That might seem trivial, except for the annoying fact that we so often veer from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious.

What does it mean to be mindful? Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Mindfulness helps us put some space between ourselves and our reactions, breaking down our conditioned responses. All of us already have the capacity to be present, and we can tune into mindfulness anytime throughout the day.

Press Play! Listen as Denise and Emily discuss Mindfulness practice, guide you through a simple mindful exercise, and explain how the practice benefits us in many ways; connect better, lower stress, focus your mind and reduce brain chatter.

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Denise & Emily

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14 responses to “Be Mindful Today”

  1. Jody Wojtasek says:

    LOVE LOVE mindfulness, with practice it bring lots of joy and calmness.
    When i am mindful at work my day becomes very productive and positive.
    It is alittle more trying at home, but in the last few weeks when i bring it forward the stress has reduced at home.
    Thanks for this,
    Jody

  2. Johnathan Adams says:

    Have you been talking to my wife?

    She’s always telling me that I need to be more mindful.

  3. carley says:

    When I want to react because I am upset, I walk away from the situation and then choose to “release and disengage” from the issue. I “give it up” to a higher power.

    My daughter constantly challenges me to “be present” when I am talking to her on the phone. I tend to multi-task and she knows when I am:)

  4. Chris C says:

    Good suggestions of living in the moment and taking a brief pause to gain focus. Great to help move forward when hitting a roadblock.

  5. Kory Luczak says:

    Thanks for the great reminder to stay present in the moment. One thing I had not really considered is being mindful of actually taking full breathes more often throughout the day. I can’t say I will bust out into a dance party to decompress and recharge, but I will except the challenge to make some time each day to be more self aware and mindful of my current state of being.

  6. Randy White says:

    In the past I have used pictures of scenic photos of places that I have visited to recreate the peace I felt while there. I can combine that with the breathing for a “mindful” experience (even the screensaver landscapes can be used as a reminder to breathe).

  7. Kim Pankowski says:

    Definitely going to give these suggestions a try! I’ve never heard of “brain chatter”- that describes it perfectly. Thanks, ladies!

  8. Dan Pankowski says:

    Some great ideas, I have anxiety from time to time and I think this well help

  9. Linda Rowlette says:

    Thank you for the mindfulness info. Great reminder that we need to “be in the moment” and to have a sense of wonder about life each day. I loved what the author of “All the Light We Cannot See” said when he was in SLC — that we should have an attitude of awe and wonder about life. He suggested we turn off the tv and go outside and watch an ant for a while. To marvel at how, when we turn the spigot, water comes out. To basically be in the moment.

  10. Alexandra Busico says:

    One of the college classes I took had a section on mindfulness. I enjoyed it a lot and it helped me at that time. I need to get back into the practice of being mindful.

  11. Kathy Romero says:

    It’s a great concept and it can work at times. I need to be better about doing it on a regular basis!

  12. Maren Honey says:

    I am going to have to try this! Great concept.

  13. Heather says:

    This was fun to watch. (you guys are cute) I am especially grateful for the tips in the workplace. I have a lot of mind chatter and can get stuck often on projects. The walk, the music and just sitting silently are all things I will use. Thanks for the reminders 🙂

  14. Cindy Hennefer says:

    This was a great webinar! I often find it difficult to be in the moment as I begin to think about the future and begin to stress over my anticipation of what could happen… The “burying before it’s dead” comment truly resonated. Thanks !

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