“Practice, Practice, Practice”
An ounce of mindfulness practice is better than a ton of theories, so why not do some practice?
Pick some task that you normally do on a daily basis, like brushing your teeth or washing the dishes, and try to keep your attention on the task as you do it, bringing all of your senses to the experience.
If you’re brushing your teeth, remind yourself that you’re brushing your teeth, feel and listen to the bristles of the toothbrush against your teeth and gums, and smell and taste the toothpaste in your mouth.
If you’re washing the dishes, know that you’re washing the dishes and take in the feel and sound of the water, the smell of the soap, and visual details you might normally gloss over, such a the iridescence of the bubbles.
Try it out and see what you notice.
Source- A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook, by Bob Stahl & Elisha Goldstein
Adapted by G Ross Clark