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As you saw with past notes, mindfulness can lie in everything you do, as long as you consciously pay attention. This week is all about one of the staples of mindfulness: the practice of meditation.

For a lot of people meditation can be discouraging because they struggle to sit still and not think about anything. Distractions should actually be embraced because they are an essential part of the learning process.

By noticing that we get distracted and gently bringing our attention back to our breath or our body during meditation, we train ourselves to do the same in our day-to-day life. We learn not only to notice distractions but also to actively shift our focus back on what we should be doing in that moment.

Give meditation a try this week. You can download an app  for free or find videos of guided meditation on Youtube. 10 minutes a day are enough for you to start developing focus and control.

Last week's note: Use your five senses

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