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Why You Don't Have a Mindfulness Practice (and how to get one)

Mindfulness. 

You probably know what it is.  You probably know it’s important or have an idea of how it can help.  You may even know how important mindfulness is in building our attention in our distracted world (both in general and with ADHD).  And even though you know all of this, you don’t have a mindfulness practice even if you want one. 

 

If this is you, the problem isn’t knowledge or the idea of how much mindfulness can help. 

The problem is that you don’t value yourself enough to put yourself first.

 

You may be thinking “No, it’s that I really don’t have time”. 

Let me ask you something.  Why don’t you have time?  What do you spend your time doing?

 

Try this: 

  • Grab a piece of paper  
  • Separate it into two columns by drawing a line down the middle
  • In column one, list all of things that you do for others, because someone (or...
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Common Meditation Myths that Keep You From Meditating

#meditation #mindfulness Nov 12, 2021

This week I'm excited to address the most common myths that prevent people from trying meditation.

Why is this important?

I believe meditation can be super helpful - if people do it.  The problem is the idea of meditating is often overwhelming to people.  So, I want to address those myths so you will try it if it is not already a part of your life.

Meditation Myth #1: 

I have to be able to stop my thoughts or clear my mind.

This is 100% false both because it isn't possible and it isn't what meditation is about.  The "goal" of meditation isn't to stop thinking.  If you try to stop thinking while meditating, you will likely feel very frustrated very quickly.  Instead, when we meditate we want to become aware of our thoughts so they don't control us.  Part of the practice is noticing that are mind has wondered by following thoughts, and then simply bringing our attention back to the object of our meditation (e.g., movement, the breath,...

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