Mindfulness is like learning to play an instrument.
The first few times you pick it up, you have no idea what you’re doing, and you wonder if you’re wasting your time. As you practice, something starts to click and you realize you’re actually making music. The more you practice, the better you get at it. And if you’re truly a musician, you never, ever stop practicing.
Why am I telling you this? Because practicing mindfulness is one of the biggest ways we can improve our quality of life and feel happier.
According to Matt Killingsworth, a Harvard researcher who created the Track Your Happiness app, the average person’s mind is wandering around 47% of the time. Killingworth’s data shows that we’re happiest when we are being mindful, and we’re least happy when the mind is wandering.
So if you’d like to try one thing to increase your happiness, practicing mindfulness is a fabulous place to start…
Happy International Day of Happiness!
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