Many of us find it difficult to make time for a mindfulness practice, or struggle with where to start. Between work, family and millions of other responsibilities, taking time for self-care can seem impossible.

Forbes writer and council member Dina Smith wrote an article on her humble journey with mindfulness.

People often think of mindfulness as sitting still for 20-30 minutes in a quiet and thought-free environment. This concept overwhelms people and Dina is here to help break the stigma between mindfulness and meditation.

“Mindfulness includes meditation, and meditation absolutely supports a more mindful approach to life. The great news about mindfulness though is that you can practice it anytime, anywhere, just by paying close attention in an open and accepting way to your direct experience of the here and now. This is something even the restless and busy can do.”

As humans, we spend approximately 47% of our waking hours thinking about something other than the task at hand, giving us plenty of time to be mindful. Dina Smith presents ways we can be mindful on tasks, movements and while listening to help us be mindful during our busy day.

Learn more and join our counselor, wellness coach, and mindfulness teacher Heather Nielsen as she leads a 15 minute guided mindfulness practice every Monday (all episodes are also recorded for your convenience).

Each week has a different theme and practice style, all geared towards “awareness, curiosity, and compassion” to help manage the stressors of health and life.

Click here to join our Mindful Monday practice.
To read Dina Smith’s full article: Mindfulness for The Restless and The Busy – Forbes