iOS/Android: When I run, my inner monologue sounds like an argument between a good coach and a bad coach. One voice tells me to take it easy, find my best pace, not to look at my watch, just find the right level of effort. Then the other voice butts in to say something like "Oh, look at you, running so slow, and you're already tired! You suck!"
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Mindfulness can be as powerful for children as it is for adults - it can help them regulate their emotions and respond more calmly when life gets stressful. But simply telling your kids to "clear your thoughts!" or "be present!" will probably just make them more confused (and therefore more stressed).
People use Grindr, Two Dots and Reddit of their own free will. But they don't really feel good about it, according to a joint survey by the mobile app Moment and the Center for Humane Technology.
There are a lot of reasons to keep your phone out of the bathroom, but protecting your phone from germs or potential falls into the toilet are secondary - though, yes, stop putting your phone in your back pocket, that's dangerous. But the real reason to leave your phone out of the bathroom is mindfulness.
How's your neck feel right now? Not great? Probably because you keep looking down at your phone, a move that will give you more than a tension headache if you keep it up. Ditch the bad habit in 2018, and leave your pocket computer in your pocket instead of pulling it out every 30 seconds. We've got a few ways to help you through the tough time of ignoring your emails and texts for the sake of your sanity.
The mindfulness craze has already been tapped for a huge variety of benefits -- improved sleep, increased productivity, cutting out mindless snacking and so on. And we now may be able to add another upside to the list: Researchers with the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of California, Davis, have found that mindfulness practice can be channelled to increase compassion, which can in turn, help us all deal with irritating (or downright) difficult people we encounter in our day-to-day.
We often think of happiness as those moments when we feel especially joyful or bright, but seeking out only those moments can lead to feeling like you're not happy at all. Here's why you should embrace only feeling OK, too.
During sex, do you frequently find yourself thinking about grocery shopping, or getting distracted by the cobwebs on the ceiling? It's frustratingly hard to turn our brains off when we're being intimate, even though we all know how much better sex can be when we're mentally present. These tricks can help.
When your stress is building into an exasperating moment, emotions can easily get the best of you. And that can be detrimental if you're in a professional environment. The next time you're about to explode with stress, try this instead.
Arming yourself with the facts is one way to deal with a fear of flying, but if it hasn't helped, you're boarding your flight or sitting in your seat and you feel that familiar anxiety rising in your chest, try this meditative breathing exercise to relax a bit.
You know how important it is to break out of your comfort zone, say yes more often and allow yourself to be vulnerable. But what if that vulnerability makes you so anxious you find it hard to function? The key is learning to embrace vulnerability without allowing it to take over.