From now until the end of the school year, each week we will be including a post called “A Mindful Moment.” Mindfulness is an emerging topic in libraries as it relates to our own personal wellness, but also as it affects good customer service. If you are at all like me, if you get a list of 12 things to consider at one time, it is just too overwhelming. Therefore, in these weekly posts, we will be providing small bits of information to assist you in moving toward a more mindful life. All credit for the content goes to Leo Babauta at Fast Company, who beleives “a mindful life is worth the effort.” I really, really love the introduction Leo gave to his 12 piece tool set and his explanation of a mindful life. Today, we feature his first tool …..
Tool 1: Meditation
“ Meditation is where mindful living starts. And it’s not complicated: you can sit still for even just one minute a day to start with (work up to three to five minutes after a week), and turn your attention to your body and then your breath. Notice when your thoughts wander from your breath, and gently return to the breath. Repeat until the minute is up.”
What is this business about a mindful life? Read Leo’s introduction, it will take like one minute and is well worth your time to frame this subject!
Interested in other posts CMLE has done on mindfulness recently?