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The Mindfulness Practice of Ego Dropping

This practice can be done anywhere, no matter what you’re doing, but it’s best started sitting still, in a quiet place. Here’s how to do it: Sit still and notice how your body feels. Find a comfortable, stable seated position, and just notice how your body feels. Scan...

Four Antidotes to Procrastination

Lately I’ve been procrastinating a bit more than normal, and of course it doesn’t feel great. The truth is, though, that there are a number of good reasons for my procrastination: I’ve had some serious jetlag and sleep issues, which means my mind is tired and just...

A Life of Peacefulness

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” ~Rumi Most of us want a greater sense of peace and ease in our lives — life can be stressful, chaotic, overwhelming, full of distractions, exhausting. We want to get away from all of that, exit the madness, and...

Four more powerful emotional tips

Four Additional Powerful Motivation Tips But there are a few additional tips that really help: Get rest. If you’re exhausted, it’s hard to get motivation. Stop staying up late on your computer or watching TV, and instead give yourself some loving rest. You will be...

Connecting Your Work Tasks to Meaning

I’m really good at getting a lot of things done, taking action, piling up a load of completed tasks. Action isn’t my problem — it’s making the tasks themselves feel more meaningful. Do any of you have that problem, that your work just feels like busywork, not super...

A Guide to Letting Go of Shame & Fear

Many of us are so often in a state of shame or fear that we often don’t realize they’re even there. Shame and fear pervade most of our lives to an extent rarely understood, so that our days revolve around them. Some examples of shame and fear that are fairly common:...

The Feeling That You’re Always Behind on Work

Many of us have a constant neverending feeling that we’re always behind on what we need to get done. We wake up and already have a sense that we’re behind, and the slight anxiety that comes with that sense causes us to jump into our day, checking messages and email,...

A Guide to a Life of Purpose

One of the things I want of people who join my coaching program is to have some kind of deeper purpose in life. That purpose could be a lot of things: To make the lives of people better through coaching, writing, podcastingTo serve an audience, a small team, a group...

Meditation is the most important daily habit

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 16 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.

Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it’s helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I’m far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.

Probably most importantly, it has helped me understand my own mind. Before I started meditating, I never thought about what was going on inside my head — it would just happen, and I would follow its commands like an automaton.

How to Be Mindful All the Time

I often get asked about how to remember to be mindful more of the time — how can we remember to not only be present more, but to be compassionate, to drop into our bodies when we’re feeling difficult emotions, to have a beginner’s mind, to relax into the chaos of the moment?

As I went through last month’s decluttering challenge, I realized I had a bunch of books I want to read, but that I don’t actually set aside time to read them.

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Be Fearless for your Soul Challenge

There’s a big part of all of us that doesn’t ever want to face our fears.

The fears operate in the backs of our minds, affecting our lives in so many ways: we procrastinate, lash out at others in frustration, hold ourselves back from connecting with others in a meaningful way, stop ourselves from finding our purpose or creating work that matters, and much more.
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BY LEO BABAUTA

How to Be Mindful All the Time

I often get asked about how to remember to be mindful more of the time — how can we remember to not only be present more, but to be compassionate, to drop into our bodies when we’re feeling difficult emotions, to have a beginner’s mind, to relax into the chaos of the moment?

How can we be mindful a little more of the time?

I would challenge you to something higher: how can we be mindful all the time?

A Method for Dealing with Feeling Stressed & Overwhelmed

I have an overwhelming amount on my mind today, and with that feeling of being overwhelmed, my stress levels have gone up significantly.

This is a wonderful opportunity to practice being present.

We all experience stress, we all get overwhelmed, and we can drown in it and let it rule our lives … or we can practice with it. Learn from it.

So here’s what I’m doing today to deal with my stress:

Recognize the signs. When my stress levels go up, two things happen: I have stress hormones flooding my body, and I tend to rush around and jump from one task to another really quickly.