Many of us traverse our days on autopilot, largely zoning out while we perform the same routines. One day blurs into another, and before we know it, it’s another Monday. And we’re left wondering: Where did the time go? Has it been an hour or three? Did I eat anything today? What did I eat yesterday? Who did I talk to? What did I even do? When we move about our days mindlessly, we miss out. We miss out on the daily miracles, the delicious bites and the rejuvenating downtime. We miss out on the hilarious, honest, happy or meaningful moments in our lives. But by intentionally paying more attention and tweaking our perspective, we can move about our lives more mindfully.
Margarita Tartakovsky, MS, is an associate editor at Psych Central. She writes about everything from anxiety and ADHD to creativity and couples to mindfulness and stress. You can learn more about her work at her website.
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