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Mindfulness: Be mindful. Live in the moment.

Book Description

Be calm, collected and in the moment

Too often, life just races by. You don't fully experience what's happening now, because you're too busy thinking about what needs doing tomorrow, or distracted by what happened yesterday. And all the time your mind is chattering with commentary or judgement.

Mindfulness allows you to experience the moment instead of just rushing through it. Being mindful opens you up to new ideas and new ways of doing things, reducing stress and increasing your enjoyment of life.

With ideas, tips and techniques to help you enjoy a more mindful approach to life, you'll learn how to:

  • Adopt more positive ways of thinking and behaving

  • Become calmer and more confident

  • Break free from unhelpful thoughts and thinking patterns

  • Bring about positive changes in your relationships

  • Achieve a new level of self-awareness and understanding

Life is happening right now; mindfulness will help you live in the moment, so it doesn't pass you by!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright page
  4. Dedication
  5. Introduction
    1. Why mindfulness is so relevant to our lives now
    2. About this book
  6. How Mindful Are You?
  7. PART ONE: Understanding Mindfulness
    1. 1: Why be Mindful?
    2. 2: Moving Towards Mindful Thinking
      1. Mind traps
      2. Change your mind
      3. Change your thinking
    3. 3: Mindful Thinking and Feeling
      1. Identify your feelings
      2. Accepting your emotions
      3. Tune in to your intuition
      4. Mindful listening
    4. 4: Mindful Doing
      1. More about breathing
      2. Extending your awareness and acceptance
      3. Everyday activities
      4. Slow down; one thing at a time
      5. Flow
      6. Gratitude
      7. Moving on
  8. PART TWO: Putting It into Practice
    1. 5: Managing Painful Emotions: Anger, Worry and Anxiety, Guilt
      1. Manage anger
      2. Managing anger in other people
      3. Manage worry and anxiety
      4. Focus on what's happening right now
      5. Managing guilt
      6. In a nutshell
    2. 6: Mindfulness for Self-Esteem: Confidence, Self-Esteem and Loneliness
      1. Mindful confidence
      2. Banish negative self-talk
      3. Mindfulness to manage loneliness
      4. Learning to be alone
      5. In a nutshell
    3. 7: Mindful Motivation: Goals and Willpower
      1. Mindful goals
      2. Mindful willpower
      3. Simple activities that require small amounts of willpower
      4. Willpower to help you resist
      5. In a nutshell
    4. 8: Mindfulness with Others: Listening, Managing Criticism, Forgiving, Persuading and Motivating
      1. Mindful listening
      2. Managing criticism
      3. Mindful forgiveness
      4. Mindfulness to persuade others
      5. In a nutshell
    5. 9: Mindfulness at Work: Interviews, Meetings and Presentations
      1. Mindfulness for interviews
      2. Using mindfulness to give stronger presentations
      3. Make meetings matter with mindfulness
      4. In a nutshell
  9. Conclusion
  10. References
  11. About the Author
  12. Acknowledgements
  13. Index