Where Are You? [Albert Ellis Institute]

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Where Are You? [Albert Ellis Institute]

Summary:
– article talks about doing something, & then realising you had not taken any of what you were doing in because you were thinking about something completely different (like something that had happened that day, or is planned to occur the next day)
– the article is about the difficulty of “being in the moment”
– being mindful is about paying attention on purpose
– worrying can impede our ability to be mindful & “present”

How to pay attention on purpose?
Step 1) whenever an emotion is experienced, healthy or unhealthy, examine it. If my emotions or thoughts are related to the task at hand – excellent! If not, go to step 2
Step 2) re-focus: take 5 deep, slow breaths…

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