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10 Exercises to Ground Yourself in the Present

Our lives are busier than ever. With technology everywhere we go, it's easy to be constantly multitasking—reading documents on your tablet while you wait to pick up the kids from carpool, or sending emails from your smartphone while you jog on the treadmill. While being constantly connected is convenient, it has its downsides. Leading consistently busy lives is not only stressful, but it removes you from the present moment.

One helpful way to experience and enjoy more of your life is by practicing mindfulness. Not sure how to start being mindful? A great way is to practice. The following 10 exercises can help you ground yourself in the present and make your life both more manageable and more gratifying.

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Topics: Mind & Body, health, mindfulness, stress

Mother's Day Our Way

We were just talking this morning about how, when our kids were really young, all we secretly wanted for Mother’s Day was to get a break from them. Instead, we got a lot of beautiful family time and another screaming headache for which we had to grin and look grateful. And we were grateful for our families, of course, but wouldn’t have minded a little recognition for all the things we were in addition to mothers.

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Topics: new motherhood, Mind & Body, kids, stress

Stop Multitasking


When I was in my 20s and still settling into a career, “ability to multitask” was a coveted skill on the job market. It appeared in every job listing and near the top of my resume. It was my go-to answer during interviews when asked about my greatest strength. I wasn’t BS-ing, either—those early administrative jobs kept me in overdrive eight hours a day. I became a pro at filing, doing paperwork, talking on the phone and unjamming the copier almost at the same time.

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Topics: aging, Mind & Body, Sex & Relationships, health, mindfulness, stress

Playing Hookie

 


We’re big fans of date nights and magical get-aways with our husbands and main squeezes, and we’ve wondered if women are making enough time for dedicated time with partners. So, we conducted some informal research around the office and among friends, and discovered something surprising.

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Topics: sex, better marriage, communication, couples, relationship, marriage, Sex & Relationships, stress

Maintaining the You

Well done! You’ve shopped for and wrapped your kid’s birthday gifts, finished your presentation for tomorrow’s meeting, called your parents, cleaned out the hall closet, prepped dinner and finally located your keys. But wait a minute…where did you go?

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Topics: Mind & Body, marriage, kids, stress

Why We're Exhausted

We all know that more women are in the work force than ever. More dads are staying home with the kids and willing to pitch in with the laundry, too. This is all good news, but—surprise, surprise—the bulk of the housework and childcare still falls to women, even when both members of a couple work full time.

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Topics: relationship, Mind & Body, kids, stress

Why We're Exhausted

We all know that more women are in the work force than ever. More dads are staying home with the kids and willing to pitch in with the laundry, too. This is all good news, but—surprise, surprise—the bulk of the housework and childcare still falls to women, even when both members of a couple work full time.

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Topics: relationship, Mind & Body, kids, stress

Maintaining the You

Well done! You’ve shopped for and wrapped your kid’s birthday gifts, finished your presentation for tomorrow’s meeting, called your parents, cleaned out the hall closet, prepped dinner and finally located your keys. But wait a minute…where did you go?

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Topics: Mind & Body, marriage, kids, stress
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