Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Overworked and Overwhelmed: Post #3--Mindfulness
Mindfulness = Awareness and Intention. Awareness means objectively, not judgmentally, focused on the present—not focused on the past or the future. Intention is sorting out external interference vs. our own internal chatter, self-talk. Mindfulness helps us manage the “gap” between our thoughts and how we act on them. Moreover, distractions keep us from mindfulness. One study suggests that we get distracted every 11 minutes!