Welcome to June where our theme is mindfulness. We can either be operating on auto-pilot or living mindfully, and I'd say for most folks that it is typically a combination. The key is to have mindfulness be the larger part of living.
What is mindfulness? Greater Good Magazine offers this definition:
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
There's our challenge for the month. Let's do June mindfully!