Mindfulness while [insert situation]
It may be tempting to think of mindfulness as ‘sitting still in a quiet room’, but this like thinking of exercise only as ‘working out in a gym’.
Being more mindful, in my view, is about intentionally-being-more-tuned-up to ‘the fullness’ of my experience. This contrasts to me being unconsciously-more-caught-up with a particular aspect, such as my reaction to a difficult conversation, or the pain on my leg.
Thus, I can be ‘more mindful’ anywhere, anytime, especially once it becomes a habit. I can be more aware of what is happening and maybe even direct the play.
In this 2 min video my friend Elspeth talks about dealing with an emotional trigger while she’s driving. I love the simplicity of her story.