In our modern society, technology is often an obstacle to mindfulness. It’s so easy to reach for your smartphone when the pangs of loneliness, fear, or boredom appear.
After all, it offers instant relief. And we’re only human.
If you want to break this reflex and empower yourself when it comes to technology, you’re in the right place. In today’s blog, we begin with inspiration.
We’ve gathered 25 mindfulness quotes to help you remember why it’s so important to accept the present, embrace your feelings, and welcome the gifts that mindfulness offers us.
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You might think mindfulness at work is impossible these days. With constant connectivity comes constant interruptions, right?
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Many of us never stop to consider that we can control our notifications, settings, and reminders.
Sure, you might change a few things when you get a new phone or download an app. But when was the last time you thought critically about whether they’re really working for you?
In this post, we’ll talk about how you can create a work environment that’s conducive to mindfulness. That includes easy tips, smart tools, and helpful resources to move you from frazzled to calm.
Your coworkers will be asking for your secret, so be sure to share!
Continue reading How to Manage Your Technology Notifications for a Mindful Workday
As a teacher, there’s a lot that’s out of your control.
Testing requirements. New standards. Budget cuts. Bigger class sizes. Demanding parents.
It’s no wonder teacher stress levels are among the highest of any occupation.
Continue reading 5 Mindfulness Practices for Stressed-Out Teachers
It’s a daily struggle.
You sit down at your computer, ready to tackle your day. And then it happens.
A notification pops up – you’ve got three new emails. Before you can open them, there’s an instant message on the bottom of your screen.
Then you hear your phone ping and think, “Is that the sound of a calendar reminder or just a reply on my social media post? I’d better check before I start working…” And so it goes.
Continue reading 10 Mindfulness-Based Tools to Reduce Distractions and Improve Your Focus
If you’re feeling frazzled by the demands of modern life, you’re not alone.
According to a recent Gallup
poll, 79% of Americans feel stressed every day. But we have good news. You don’t have to jet off to a month-long meditation retreat to reap the benefits of mindfulness.
It may sound counterintuitive, but your smartphone (you know, that thing in your pocket that drives you crazy?) might just be your best tool for managing stress and helping you focus. Meditation apps are an inexpensive way to test the waters with a new mindfulness practice.
Ready to give it a try? We’ve gathered the ten best meditation apps ideal for beginners, but with room to grow.
Let’s take a look at each one to give you a sense of what they offer.
Continue reading 10 Best Mindfulness Meditation Apps to Manage the Craziness of Daily Life