Mindfulness at home: the hardest place?

mindfulness at home

Perhaps mindfulness is hardest in the home.

Home is where deep-rooted patterns of behaviour have established themselves, and
where our reactions are habitual, automatic and often emotionally-charged.

Bringing mindfulness into our home life is both challenging and
We begin to notice what we are feeling, moment by moment, and the everyday
occurrences and exchanges that cause us to behave in a certain way.
Even as we notice these things, we place a holy pause in proceedings before our
habitual reactions kick in.
One helpful act of mindfulness at home is to pause at the door of your home before entering.
We stop, breathe…pause.
Whatever we have come from, and whatever we face now, we become a clear space
for a moment, before turning the key…and then we take your mindful selves inside.
There is now the possibility that we might respond rather than react…
…because the present has no history.


For more tips on mindfulness you may like to read: One Minute Mindfulness.