Mindfulness

Our full selection of articles exploring mindfulness.

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How to Set Daily Intentions to Live More Purposefully

Sometimes, it can feel like life is happening “to” you. By setting intentions, you may find you’re able to live more purposefully and make progress towards the life you want to live. In this article, we’ll walk through how to set intentions, how it’s different than setting a goal, and how you can use tools…

Mindfulness vs Awareness

Mindfulness vs Awareness: What’s the Difference?

Mindfulness vs awareness is a tricky concept to untangle. Both awareness and mindfulness involve observing your thoughts, emotions, and environments. The key difference between awareness and mindfulness is that mindfulness promotes nonjudgmental observation. Mindfulness and awareness are two concepts that are easy to confuse. While the two concepts are closely related, they’re not precisely the…

What Exactly Is Mindfulness

What Exactly Is Mindfulness? (And How to Practice It)

What, exactly, is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of purposefully focusing on the present moment nonjudgmentally. It is closely associated with meditation, but mindfulness goes broader, including practices like gratitude that don’t fall under the umbrella of meditation. Mindfulness is a huge topic, and it’s hard to know where to start, or even nail down…

how to induce flow state

How to Induce Flow State: 11 Flow Triggers

There are a few things you can do to help induce a state of flow, starting with finding an activity that you enjoy (but that also challenges you). Then, practice it enough to become experienced at it. In this article, we’ll explore how to achieve a state of flow, and look at 11 flow state…

Monotasking vs Multitasking

Monotasking vs Multitasking: How to Get More Done

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…

Flow vs Mindfulness

Flow vs Mindfulness: What’s the Difference?

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 A Religion?

Mindfulness isn’t a religion. 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 a religion. And, at least as practiced in scientific studies, it’s not even necessarily spiritual….

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9 Simple Examples of Mindfulness In Daily 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…