Mindfulness doesn’t require for us to be sitting in meditation 24/7.
Simply put, it is awareness, being present.
Whenever we are aware of what we are doing, we are being mindful. Generally, that means we take things slowly and deliberately.
Everyday activities are opportunities to be mindful. We can mindfully chew our food. We can mindfully walk to the mailbox. We can mindfully clean the bathroom. When we are mindful, we are aware of the present space and time.
And then there is play. Play is our lifeline back to mindfulness and presence. A lot of paths to presence can seem stuffy, hard or pointless. But no one will deny that play is something that they enjoy!
So go play. Accept the request from your kids to play hide and seek. Find opportunities with friends to have fun and to be “unproductive.” Dust off that old Nintendo set and challenge someone to Dr. Mario.
Mindfulness is more accessible than you may think, and you may even have some fun in the process.