I mean, really—what can you do in 10 minutes? You could unload the dishwasher, clear the table, pay a bill or two or write a thank-you card. But what about spending the next 10 minutes … doing nothing? It’s much harder than it sounds. Being present is much, much harder than wallowing in the past or fretting about the future, but what you’ll get out of it will last so much longer, and give you so much more energy.
Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe travelled through the Himalayas, before getting ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Northern India. He’s the author of three books, as well as a helpful blog that incorporates mindfulness into every aspect of life, such as sleeping, exercise and healthy eating. Listen to Andy talk about the power of shutting your brain down for 10 minutes, and then give it a go yourself.
Mindfulness, in 10 minutes.
Written By: Adriane Rysz