Juggling a dozen priorities at any moment, attention skittering, body revved up, feeling stretched thin…KNOW THE FEELING? Chances are a myth of BUSYNESS is at play: “If you’re not busy, you must not be important. If you don’t have a lot on your mind, you must be under-performing. If your kids aren’t busy with homework and after school activities, they won’t get ahead. If you don’t look busy, someone will ask you to work harder.” Challenge: Instead of letting a myth of busyness drive your day, Dr.Rick Hanson suggests to collect and concentrate your mind and energy. “While staying engaged with life, remind yourself to return to the reliable rewards of feeling already full – the undoing of the craving, broadly defined, that creates suffering and harm. Try a little practice on first waking or at other times in which you take a few seconds or longer to feel already peaceful, already contented, and already loved. This is the home base of body, brain, and mind.”

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Juggling a dozen priorities at any moment, attention skittering, body revved up, feeling stretched thin…KNOW THE FEELING? Chances are a myth of BUSYNESS is at play: “If you’re not busy, you must not be important. If you don’t have a lot on your mind, you must be under-performing. If your kids aren’t busy with homework and after school activities, they won’t get ahead. If you don’t look busy, someone will ask you to work harder.” #MindfulMonday Challenge: Instead of letting a myth of busyness drive your day, Dr.Rick Hanson suggests to collect and concentrate your mind and energy. “While staying engaged with life, remind yourself to return to the reliable rewards of feeling already full – the undoing of the craving, broadly defined, that creates suffering and harm. Try a little practice on first waking or at other times in which you take a few seconds or longer to feel already peaceful, already contented, and already loved. This is the home base of body, brain, and mind.”