“Mindfulness is about living your life as if it really mattered, moment by moment by moment by moment.”
That sounds like a wonderful way to live our lives, but….
How do you cultivate a mindful way of living?
First, remember that mindfulness is not a destination. It’s not another thing that we check off on our daily to-do list. It’s not a book you read or a course you take. It’s a way of engaging in the world.
Think about life as a journey and the mindful way as a path you follow.
It doesn’t matter where you are headed, or even if you aren’t sure of your destination. Regardless of your particular journey, the mindful way helps you continually bring yourself back to a place where you can feel less stressed, more focused and more engaged in life.
Sounds good, but let’s face it.
We do become distracted.
How many times have you set a goal or started a project, only to find that you lose your focus and something else takes its place?
That’s why having a simple, yet powerful system that helps you refocus, recommit and re-energize is a key to being successful.
That’s what the 3 P path does.
Pay Attention teaches you to focus your attention so you can engage in purposeful action so you are spending your time on those things which are most important to you.
Pause helps you slow down enough to develop awareness and clarity. It allows you to be less reactive and more responsive. You learn to access the choice point that exists between something happening and what you do next.
Practice teaches you the habits and strategies that create greater consistency in your choices. How you do one thing, is how you do everything. Practice helps you build the skills and habits that support a mindful way of living.
In busy moments, in stressful moments, in quiet moments, in any moment, the 3P path will guide and support you as you travel along your life journey.
The wonderful thing is that you don’t have to take the journey alone.
Here’s the first step:
If you feel like life is too busy and you would like to de-stress, slow down and be more present, then learn more about how to Catch Up to Your Life.