Recently I’ve been having difficulty managing my time and being productive during the day. I tried getting more sleep so that I could awaken feeling refreshed. I monitored the food I ate and attempted to eliminate or moderate eating that which was not healthy. I even used my tried-and-true trick of making a To-Do List, but nothing appeared to be working. I still struggled to meet my daily goals.
Yesterday I walked into my home office and it I felt like I was seeing it for the first time. It was JUNKY! I have two desks that were over flowing with papers and books. I had multiple To-Do lists with only one or two items crossed out. There were boxes on the floor filled with files that I’ve been meaning to go through for weeks and hadn’t even touched. In short – it was a HOT MESS!
Mindfulness is the process of being aware of your current experiences in the moment. Often times our mind wanders to what we need to do next and we miss what is happening in the now. There are countless benefits of mindfulness and two of the most rewarding are stress reduction and enhanced decision-making. You can begin to reap these rewards by implementing two simple tools – today.