Try the Transitional Pause
This is one of the key applied mindfulness exercises. It’s a profound exercise that gets deeper and richer the more you practice it. When you start off, be patient with yourself and keep trying. Stay curious, proceed with courage, and be clear why you are engaging in this activity.
You can play with
- geographical transitions (from one place to another, home to work for example)
- cognitive transitions (as you go from one type of task to another, creative to planning for example)
- emotional transitions (when you are going into a challenging conversation or situation)