As part of my career psychology practice, I am now getting clients to become more mindful of their present experience. With a complex problem, it helps to face the question squarely.
One of the key ways that we can increase mindfulness is to meditate. In terms of cognitive enhancers, exercise is the clear, undisputed winner. But now evidence for meditation is beginning to gather and the gains can be seen from even small amounts of meditation.
In a new study reported in the Journal Consciousness and Cognition, the researchers found significant benefits for novice meditators from only 80 minutes of meditation over 4 days.
If you fancy trying out some meditation then try my online exercises.