Do you ever feel like you are everywhere but where you are? Constantly? You are not alone. Even the famous jedi master, Luke Skywalker, was chastised by Yoda for his inability to stay present. So what do we do to not feel so stretched out and more in the moment? Glad you asked.
Here are a few tips to help with being more mindful.
Our society moves at a very rapid pace. When you start to feel yourself falling into the fast lane, stop and take a breath. Slow down and focus on what you are doing.
Practice Makes Better
Just like anything else we talk about, you just have to work at it. Start with simple tasks like brushing your teeth, eating food and conversations. Build that mindful muscle daily:)
Smell the Roses
Have you ever noticed the difference between driving in a car or walking the same route? Yes, one is quicker. However, the experience is different. When you walk, you have the ability to see more things around you. Take the time to go for a walk and see the beauty of the world we live in.
The next time you feel yourself being stretched in a million directions, slow down and take a breath. This practice will help you with enjoying the beauty around us. Best wishes in your journey of a better you. Tang Soo!