It’s easier to forget things when you are multi-tasking, and easier to commit things to memory when you are fully present. Because our modern world is full of distractions, it is increasingly important to keep your mind in tip-top shape. Here are 15 ways to improve your memory skills and keep your mind present.
Whether you’re a parent, auntie, grandmother, teacher, nanny or otherwise spend time with kids, try these 15 different ways to introduce kids to mindfulness.
Are you inexperienced at relaxing? For some people, meeting deadlines, giving advice, completing chores, and being productive comes naturally—relaxing does not. But regular downtime is good for your health, so check out these easy ideas to sneak some relaxation-inducing activities.
What do mindful people do differently every day? To start with, they appreciate the little things, forgive more easily, laugh at themselves, and pay closer attention to their surroundings. Here’s a look at a handful of other helpful things that mindful people do differently—at home and at work—every day.
Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some, but can feel like a daunting challenge for others. If you’re struggling to get over the hump of beginning a practice, start with some alternative activities—like playing music and coloring— that can incite a clearer state of mind. Here are some ideas.
If you’ve ever felt your blood pressure rise behind the wheel or on public transport, you may need to learn how to upgrade your commute. 500 million people around the world commute to work, for 40 minutes on average—each way. Not only that, but many consider it the worst part of their day. If you’re […]
Contrary to popular belief, meditation is simple to learn. You can learn without a teacher and at your own pace. There are myriad techniques and as you begin to cultivate this wonderful habit, you will eventually stick to a technique that works best for you. By setting aside between two and five minutes each day, […]
Looking for a prescription to de-stress and gain some energy? Try a daily dose of the great outdoors. Research says Vitamin N (N, as in Nature) can boost your energy and improve your physical and mental health. The surprising truth though, is that according to the Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology as surveyed […]
“When people say to me, ‘I don’t have time to meditate.’ I reply, ‘Do you have time to feel like crap?’” ~Gabrielle Bernstein Our culture fuels the busy badge, where people proudly proclaim that they’re too busy to do the things they should and want to be doing. But the truth is—we make time for […]
I’m a writer, so focus is the number one factor that determines my own productivity. If I can’t find focus or get into the writing and thinking mode, I won’t be successful. The problem is, finding focus is harder now than ever. Sometimes when I sit down to write, I find myself realizing that my […]