As we sort through intentions for the coming year, remember that practicing mindfulness is an option available to anyone who values resilience and wants to manage challenges as skillfully as they’re able. Mindfulness doesn’t mean acting one specific way apart from aiming to live more in line with our own wisdom and values.
Mindfulness arises from a core premise: Don’t take whatever you come across on faith. Instead ask yourself about what you hear: Is it true? Does mindfulness and paying attention matter? Nothing anyone says or writes can change your life unless you try it yourself and find it valuable.
Who wants to focus more on reality when things are a mess? The idea of paying more attention during difficult times may feel somewhere between useless and terrifying. But research has shown that paying attention correlates with happiness and well-being, even