Would you like to be able to better manage stress? Would you like to increase your resiliency and better control your reactions during challenging situations? Would you like to learn how to practice mindfulness, but you aren’t sure what that looks like or where to start?
I began practicing mindfulness in 1997 for pain management and anxiety, and I continue to be inspired by this simple yet transformative practice.
Very simply, mindfulness, as defined by Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn, is the “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.” Mindfulness as a daily practice takes time and patience to cultivate, so this challenge is not about perfecting the practice. Rather, this is an invitation for busy professionals such as yourself, to pause from the hectic hustle and bustle of your daily life.
Although you cannot avoid stress (and I don’t recommend avoidance), you can change how you respond to stressful situations. As an evidence-based practice, mindfulness has been shown to:
- Reduce stress and feelings of overwhelm
- Improve focus and concentration
- Help individuals regulate their emotions
- Improve mood and feelings of well-being
Join me on my next guided mindfulness challenge, starting this fall. We will take 7 days to pause, breathe, and be more present. You’ll receive:
- Mindfulness meditation exercises that you can put to use when faced with a stressful or challenging situation
- Guided meditation and daily affirmation audio recordings that you can use anywhere
- Daily reminders that will help you remain accountable and committed to your practice, even on your most hectic days
“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” Zen proverb
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