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Putting our waiting moments to good use

By: Aileen Baxter

For one week, try utilising all the moments we are waiting in life.  Standing in line at the supermarket, watching the kettle boil, or waiting on a friend to arrive.  There are many moments when our day is brought to a momentary standstill.  Instead of seeing these moments as an inconvenience, treat them as an opportunity to practice mindfulness.  Stop, notice your breathing, look around you.  What do you see, hear, feel?  Don’t reach for the nearest distraction, just be in the moment.

Photo by Ümit Bulut on Unsplash


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