I am, so far, bad at meditation. I’m working on it. In the meantime, it is a good thing that there are other paths to mindfulness. Here are a few:
• Cardio: walk, run, swim, dance. Anything rhythmic and breathless will encourage the monkey mind to chill out.
• Yoga and Pilates: They build in the breathing! It’s right there! Also the focus that gets us out of our repetitive thoughts!
• Journaling: This includes not only writing, but drawing and coloring as well. Another variation is to create a commonplace book in which we copy down meaningful poems, passages, sayings, or verses.
• Going outside: Sun and air can cure an awful lot of brain-fuzz. Add water and we are golden!