We don’t stay still in one place, we move around from one location to another while doing all this thins on to-do lists. Why don’t we start using this walking time to practice mindfulness instead of letting thoughts hijack our mind? Look how much more time can you add to your practice without changing anything in your schedule! Of course, this is not a substitute for other activities that improve mindfulness, but it definitely is an excellent complement to it!
When you want to build consistency with mindfulness, walking meditation is an excellent place to start! Because you walk every day and many times, you can easily and quickly build a new habit which will make mindfulness present in your days. By breaking the automation of life, you can create new automation – a mindful presence that will be triggered every time you walk. This mindful presence brings you back to your life, to the present moment, to now.