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Monotasking: How to Stop Multitasking and Work Mindfully

Monotasking—focusing on one thing at a time—is a way to apply mindfulness to your work life, increase your productivity, and improve your odds at ending up in a state of flow. If you find yourself jumping from task to task while working, you’re not alone. In a world full of distractions, multitasking is a common…

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Mindfulness vs Flow (How to Improve Focus by Using Both)

The main difference between mindfulness and flow is that mindfulness requires that you maintain awareness, while flow requires you to become immersed in an activity. Flow is a state of mind reached when you’re entirely immersed in an activity, to the point where you may lose track of time and forget yourself. Mindfulness, in contrast,…

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Is Mindfulness Biblical? (Examples)

Is mindfulness Biblical? Mindfulness is a modern concept that didn’t exist in Biblical times. However, many mindfulness practices have Biblical parallels. There is a robust discussion in religious communities as to whether these should be associated with the term “mindfulness.”  Mindfulness is a modern term that didn’t exist when the books that make up the Bible…

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Is Manifestation A Sin?

Manifestation is not a sin. It’s a way to create a vision and make progress towards your goals. However, because of the new age spiritual language often associated with manifestation, there is controversy around this topic in the Christian community. In the last few years, manifestation has skyrocketed in popularity.  Manifestation is a way to create…

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Is Mindfulness Religious?

Is mindfulness religious? No, it isn’t. Rather, mindfulness is a secular toolkit that can help reduce stress and improve well-being. However, there is a tangled ancient and modern relationship between religion, spirituality and mindfulness. Let’s clear up any doubt: mindfulness is not religious. And, at least as practiced in scientific studies, it’s not even necessarily…

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Is Meditation A Sin? (No—And Here’s Why)

Meditation is not a sin. All Christian traditions are open, at a minimum, to meditation practices like contemplative prayer that incorporate a Christian perspective. Some discourage secular mindfulness meditation, while others see it as simply a mental health tool that’s compatible with Christianity. As mindfulness meditation has skyrocketed in popularity in the 21st century, it’s…

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5 Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day

Sometimes, you just have a bad day. It happens to all of us. But sometimes it’s possible to stop a bad day and turn it into a good one, or at the very least, slow it down. Let’s explore how to turn around a bad day. Whether it’s the proverbial “wake up on the wrong…

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How to Be More Mindful

Wondering how to be more mindful? Start by treating your mind like a laboratory. What works for everyone is different. Your primary job is to become an expert on yourself, and learn how the tools of mindfulness interact with your own mental landscape. That can feel less intimidating than aiming to become an expert on…

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Why Is Meditation So Hard? (And How to Make It Easier)

Why is meditation so hard? Meditation and mindfulness are hard because the human mind is wired for distraction. Our bodies are designed to watch for threats and conserve energy. In some ways, to meditate is to fight the instincts that come most naturally to us. But with practice, it can become easier. Mindfulness isn’t easy….

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9 Examples of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Wondering how to experience mindfulness? Examples of mindfulness in everyday life are everywhere. Mindfulness isn’t just about meditation. From mindful eating to cuddling with your dog to mindful walking, mindfulness is more about how you show up in the present moment than any specific activity. Most of us want to be more mindful, but common…

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Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower

Mindfulness is a superpower because it continually nudges us onto the path of growth. As humans, we spend so much of our time thinking about the future or the past, stuck in cycles of emotional reactivity, and ruminating endlessly. Mindfulness gives us the tools to break out of negative patterns of thinking and reimagine our…

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11 Spiritual Subscription Boxes (Reviews + Pricing)

A spiritual subscription box is a box that arrives to your home monthly full of items to help your spirituality journey. Typically, these boxes include items like crystals, aromatherapy products, books, natural beauty products and spiritual tools. Spiritual subscription boxes can make the perfect gift for a friend, family member or as a way to…

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7 Mindfulness Subscription Boxes (Reviews + Pricing)

A mindfulness subscription box is a delivery that arrives to your home monthly containing items like scented candles, meditation aids, and gratitude journals to support you on your mindfulness journey. If you find yourself on a mindfulness journey, it can make the perfect treat for yourself, or a thoughtful gift for a friend or family…