Mindful breathing sounds like a funny concept. Why would you have to pay attention to breathing when it’s one of the most natural, unconscious things our bodies do? In the context of meditation, focusing on the breath can be a powerful technique to help you stay present.
Carving out a chunk of time each day to mediate may not always be possible, but you can still make it a part of your day simply by becoming more mindful during regular activities from brushing your teeth to doing the laundry.
Maintaining a daily meditation practice may sound challenging, but the simple act of focusing on what you’re doing and not what you’re going to do next can give you a taste of the benefits of mindfulness and help you forge a new relationship with your thoughts.