- Slow down.
- Talk less.
- Reduce multi-tasking.
Do one thing at a time.
- Focus on your breath while doing daily activities.
- Relax into a feeling of calm presence with other people.
- Use routine events --such as phone ringing, going to the bathe or drinking water-- as "temple bells" to return you to a sense of centered-ness.
- At meals, take a moment to reflect on where your food came from. For example, if you were focusing on the wheat in a slice of bread, you could imagine it growing in the fields and being
stored, ground into flour, baked into loaves, and shipped to a market, all before arriving on your plate. You can go pretty far with this in just a few seconds.