In Chapter 5 of Onward, Elena makes the following comparison: practicing mindfulness is like hitting an internal pause button on the drama of life. I love this analogy. But often in the midst of the chaos we can’t seem to find the pause button!
This blog, How To Anchor the Mind to the Present Moment, shares eleven suggestions for anchoring to the present moment. Connecting my breath has been a go-to of mine for years now and it is the quickest and easiest way for me to recenter. I’m curious about anchoring to my emotions though. I love the suggested question from the blog “how do I feel right now?” as a way to anchor yourself to the present.
Try each one and share which was most helpful for you to access that pause button!