WMindfulness is the process of bringing your attention to experiences happening in the present moment. It also means accepting and paying attention to our thoughts and feelings without thinking that they are “right” or “wrong”. In our mindful practices, our thoughts should be in tune with what we are feeling in that exact moment, rather than remembering the past or thinking of the future. It is a way of living that anyone can do with practice and learning.
This past month I have been going back to my books, magazines, and podcasts to help keep me on track in my own mindful practice. That got me thinking that I may not be the only one struggling to keep up with the busyness of daily life and struggling to be focused on the moment and not past mistakes or what is on the horizon.
Here are some reading suggestions that can help in your mindful practice.
Is full of inspirational articles about mind & body, love, meditation, and being mindful in the workplace.
Articles include information about mental health, personal growth, relationships, emotions, and family life.
10% Happier by Dan Harris:
Dan shares his personal story on how mediation has helped him live with more compassion and fulfilment.
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe:
This is a great beginner 10-day mindfulness challenge. It only takes 10 minutes a day of mediating and taking the time to focus to make a difference.
The Mindful Workplace by Michael Chaskalson:
This is filled with an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training course to help keep your workplace attitude calm.
Be Mindful & Stress Less by Gina M. Biegel:
The author Biegel, is a psychotherapist. This book identifies what young adults can do for self-care, anxiety, and their own wellness.
Just Sit by Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz:
This is great for anyone that has wanted to try mediation but had a hard time finding how to start. It introduces you to mindfulness and mediation for beginners. It has a plan and instructions to help you stick with your practice and goals.
Books for Children:
ABC Mindful Me by Christine Engel:
Using colorful images of kids and animals with rhymes, this book does more than teach the ABC’s. It shows children the importance of physical and mental health through, breathing, gratitude, and kindness.
I AM. MAGICAL ME! By Sarah Kraftchuk, illustrated by Sari Richter:
Journey through self-discovery of your feelings, thoughts, and emotions as you connect to mindfulness. Remember you are magical!
Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snel:
This book offers a child-friendly guide to mindfulness. Working with your kids on the skills and activities can benefit focus and falling asleep easier.
What are some of your books you like to read about mindfulness? Next week will be about mindful podcasts.
Until next week!
Note from the Go Get It LIFE team: Another book worthy of consideration for your mindfulness practice is our daily Mindfulness Logbook. Click HERE to learn more.