Practice focusing your attention with these three challenges below. As you gain proficiency, you will sense the inner calm, new awareness, and surprising effects on others. These rewards and many more encourage you to continue The Practice all day, every day.
- When eating, just eat. Give your full attention to the taste, smell, textures, and temperature of the food.
- When performing a routine task, such as showering or making coffee, keep your focus on the sounds, scents, and other sensations you encounter. Keep your mind from wandering.
- Give someone your complete attention. When talking on the phone, sit down and focus only on the conversation. In person, tune in to the other person’s spoken and unspoken communication.
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