When our mind wanders we often feel frustrated and unfocused. We silently judge or criticize ourselves.
Thoughts and distractions are prominent. They will pull us in various directions but we can choose to return kindly to our breath and refocus.
With grace and acknowledgement that mindfulness is a practice we must continuously cultivate, we soften the reactiveness. We are able to become aware more quickly of where we are and that our mind is wandering.
By returning each time we notice that we’ve lost our way, we strengthen our ability to redirect and quiet our inner critic. Building positive habits and slowly changing us in a deeply profound way.
Today pay attention and start noticing where your mind is. Accept that this is a human condition, gently bring yourself back into the present and then continue forward.