The demands of modern life can feel overwhelming. Not only are you balancing a career, but you are also trying to make time for your family. That means it can be a struggle to fit in time for mindfulness each day.
When you are busy working, then it can seem like an impossible to task to set aside a few minutes. If you do get a break, then you often feel rushed and tired. 56% of working parents already say that they find it difficult to create a work-life balance.
If your job does not give you the option to sneak off on a break to find a quiet spot for your mindfulness practice, then it is up to you to begin weaving it into your daily routines instead. When you combine your daily errands with a greater awareness of the world, it becomes easier to find the balance you need.
Here are some ways to help you discover a solution that works in your life.
1. Make a list of your usual daily routine.
Take a few minutes to write down the elements of your daily routine. That might include getting up in the morning, making coffee, getting breakfast, packing lunch, walking the dog, taking a shower, commuting in rush hour traffic, walking to the office, working in a cubicle all day, driving home, making dinner, driving to soccer practice, watching TV, reading a book, playing a game, and going to bed.
Once you have this list, you can start looking for ways to add some mindfulness moments to your routine.