We’re all so busy that it’s easy to move through our day without really noticing those around us.
We walk down the street, phones in hand, spending more and more time in a virtual world. We rush from one appointment to the next, barely acknowledging each other. It’s easy to come across as aloof or even a bit grumpy as we hide out and hang out behind our screens.
Here’s a quick and easy mindfulness practice to help us feel more connected in the real world:
Set an intention today to connect with someone in person. No phones or computers allowed! As you walk down the hall, stop and say hello to someone. As you walk down the street, smile at a stranger. As you approach a door, hold it open for the person behind you.
That’s it. Give it a try and you might find that your day seems just a bit better. And who doesn’t need that?
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