"I'm too busy!" "I don't have enough time!" "If only there were more hours of the day." It's weird how feeling overwhelmed and busy rarely coincides with getting a lot done. Maybe the problem isn't that you don't have enough time. It's that you don't have enough attention.
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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.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
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.
Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these popular types of meditation can help you narrow down which ones may be best for you.
A little mindfulness goes a long way, even in adults, but the earlier you can start the habit, the better. This chart is full of ways you can help guide your children to be more mindful of their actions and surroundings, and in turn, help yourself.
Meditation is a simple exercise with all sorts of productivity and health benefits. If you've never done it before, this video does an excellent job of breaking down the basics.