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The Wandering Mind vs. the Here & Now

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Studies have proven that "a wandering mind is an unhappy mind." (1) Harvard Psychologists Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert found in their studies that 46.9% of the time, our minds are somewhere else. They concluded that "a human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost." Being present helps you: Maintain full attention Make better decisions Communicate better Perform your job better (1) Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert. "A Wandering Mind is an...
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Mindful Walking

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This is a walking practice. Remember to maintain enough awareness of your physical environment to be safe. Find a suitable location for mindful walking. A relatively long and straight journey on an even surface, without vehicular traffic or other dangerous obstructions such as stairs or curbs would be a good situation. Take three deep breaths and relax your body as you exhale, then begin breathing naturally. Walk at an even and comfortable pace. Keep your eyes open and maintain a gentle awareness of your surroundings. Become aware of the general tactile sensation in the sole of your feet as you…

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