Mindfulness and meditation can feel fluffy, or like something which is “good for you”, but you don’t have time for in your busy schedule.
In this episode, I chat with Shamash Alidina about what mindfulness actually is, how you can practise it in a way which suits you, and how starting small with everyday simple activities is a great way to create a new habit of everyday mindful moments.
Shamash Alidina is the author of 10 books including mindfulness for dummies. He’s a mindfulness teacher trainer and ACT coach and loves the combination of mindfulness, kindfulness and playfulness.
We talk about
10:04 What is mindfulness?
13:04 Four attitudes of mindfulness
14:08 What is meditation and what is the benefit?
21:33 How to fit meditation into a busy life
22:44 Starting with one mindful breath
24:30 Why we find it hard to maintain practice
26:35 Returning to practice with kindness
28:45 Working mindfulness into your daily life
31:20 Mindfulness and perfectionism
32:58 Doing 80% of a task
35:11 Apps to help
38:48 Purpose, meaning and values
41:25 Play using mindfulness
Check out Shamash’s book Mindfulness for Dummies and his mindfulness courses on his website, www.shamashalidina.com
Find me at www.thethomasconnection.co.uk
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This episode was edited by Emily Crosby Media