My biggest challenge of incorporating mindfulness into my everyday life, as I may have already mentioned, is remembering to do it. I could finish a task, such as brushing my teeth, and realise that I spent the entire time day dreaming. I forget to check in with myself in the morning and then again at night, or I remember one check-in but forget the other, etc. I’ll finish my work day and realise I didn’t stop for my mini check-ins.
My hope is that once I learn to remember to carry out my mindfulness tasks that it will become ingrained in me and I won’t need reminders. I could put post-it notes on the bathroom mirror or in the shower to remind me to focus on the task at hand. I could set my phone to remind at different points of the day to check-in, no matter what I’m doing. If anyone has any other suggestions, I would love to hear them!