Toni Havala, MS, RD, LD dietitian for Edwards Elmhurst health shared in their Healthy Driven Blog that it’s not easy to be mindful.
We’re faced with a barrage of texts, push notifications, videos, and Tweets every day, all vying for our attention.
There’s so much to take in and think about, it’s tough to slow down and focus on something as simple as breathing. Or the sound of the wind in the trees. Or the taste of the food you’re having for dinner.
Breaking free of the magnetic pull of the smartphone or television isn’t easy, but it’s worth the struggle.
Practicing mindfulness — keeping your attention on the present moment, your current experience — can help you feel peaceful. It also helps you focus on what you need and what you don’t.