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How To Find The Time To Read Books Or Watch Tv In Advance

Even if we like or value the books that we like, those books take space in our personal life and we have to think of ways to give ourselves a break or get off our butts while we’re there.

If you are looking for that one night to read or watch some movies — it just might be there! If you need another book recommendation, read on! There will be plenty of time to binge-read before bed tonight– so if you want to make this happen tonight– then you NEED THIS BOOK! If you need some suggestions…

A book that I wish had been around during one of my early years of blogging in college is ‘The Art of Lying’ — and it is a real beauty book! So, today, today – here’s a good read on finding that one book to read and/or watch right after you’re done reading the books you read.

What I would like to suggest is an excellent book that has the same kind of advice as the Art of Lying — this is for those of us who do not yet know all that we’ll need to know — but are learning! If you haven’t guessed, I’m talking about meditation or mindfulness! The following is written by Dr. Susan Blackmore whose latest book, is titled: ’10 Steps To A Mindful Life .  Her personal website is www.mindinglife.net .

There are two ways to meditate: mindfulness meditation or an asana (formal or structured). My preference would be mindfulness meditation — it is very easy to learn how to do and yet is very challenging to master.

In this blog entry, I want to suggest some basic steps to help you create a mindfulness practice.

Step 1. If you are using this type of meditation or asana, make sure that you are getting the proper dosage of oxygen, nutrients and vitamins and minerals. If you do not have this knowledge, please find a teacher in your area who can help you with this. If you are not sure if your practice is going to be the right type of meditation or asana, I recommend checking out this video by Dr. Susan Blackmore , who has a whole chapter on mindfulness meditation that you can use as a starting point, at this website , to get you started down this path! Her website also has many wonderful videos, articles and information, all based on her many years of mindfulness practice and research. You might also like my previous post on how Mindfulness Meditation Can Make You Happier — If You Don’t Know What It Is! If your practice is going well, it’s best to build on it. Step 2. Start by sitting quietly for ten minutes. (There’s a good reason to be quiet!) If you have never been able to sit quietly for ten minutes – try to relax as much as you can. Step 3. Focus on your breath and only pay attention to it. Do not let it get in the way of what you are trying to do, your mind will be thinking and will block everything that your attention is trying to do. When you are in the stillness that follows your breath, your thinking will be reduced or eliminated completely. You should notice the following things as they happen: • You may feel the breath and feel it move in and out. You don’t need to react in any way, just let go as this naturally happens. • If you are at the beginning stages of meditation, you may feel your attention is drifting away – or that your mind is not moving. Don’t worry, just stay here! • Some people may start to feel the pain in their eyes.