All Mindfulness Tips, Collected

Week One

The Tibetan meditation masters say, "Short sessions, many times."

Embrace this attitude.

Two minutes of mindfulness, one minute, 30 seconds: these have real value. They add up.

Consistency is way more important than session length.

I'd rather you practice one minute a day, every day, than one hour a day sporadically.

Week Two

Here is the formula for easy habit building:

"After I [some routine, daily activity], I will do my tiny bit of mindfulness."

Let's break that down:

  1. Pick one simple activity that's already part of your daily routine. Some examples:

  • Brushing your teeth
  • Eating breakfast
  • Walking out your front door for work
  • Walking in the front door of your office
  • Turning on your work computer
  • Using the bathroom
  • Inputting your billable time
  • Leaving work in the evening
  • Walking through your front door after work

  1. Use that routine activity as a trigger.

Whenever you do that routine activity, do your tiny bit of mindfulness right afterward.

Remember, you can practice for just two minutes, or one minute, or 30 seconds, or even less if need be. Anything more than zero seconds is a win.

  1. Profit! 😎