Anyone reading this who knows me, knows that I’m a big believer in mindfulness and its benefits in my life and work.
While I know it works for me and many of the clients I work with, I understand why a lot of people ask, “I keep hearing about mindfulness, what the heck is it anyway?”
Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness in this way, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
Miniature Mindfulness Practitioners
That sounds like a lot, right? That’s why I was excited when I came across this video clip from some young people across the pond:
It’s clear these miniature mindfulness practitioners, have broken that definition down to the basics, it’s all about taking a little time out.
So, the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed and need to take a step back to regain your focus, don’t overthink it or be intimidated, just listen to the kids:
“Breath out all of the things that you have to worry about”
“The whole point of mindfulness is to calm down and relax, take a deep breath in and a deep breath out”
“Focus on what you are feeling so you can calm down and get back to learning.”
Yes, I’ll have some of that, please!