When was the last time you took a moment to do nothing?
No texting. No creeping randoms on Facebook. No situps. No watching TV. No reading.
I mean absolutely nothing.
That was how Andy Puddicombe’s TED talk started (video below). And the entire concept of mindfullness really set in.
We live in a world today where we are constantly distracted. Overtly stressed. Our minds are constantly stimulated. Our eyes are always glued to devices, our fingers to keyboards, and our butts to chairs.
Studies show that, on average, our minds are lost in thought 47% of the time.
This means that we spend half of our lives completely unaware of our surroundings, our thoughts, and our emotions.
This, my friends, is no way to live life.
We are slowly, but surely becoming less mindful and more stressed and this is taking a toll on our health.
But here’s what we can do about it… [Read more…]