It is an interesting phenomenon but one I have found to be absolutely true: when you make time for mindfulness practices, it actually creates time.
I certainly do not mean that you magically create a 25th hour, but when you engage in mindfulness practices, it helps your mind clear out and release mental clutter, which helps you make better decisions and act more efficinetly, which essentially gives you more time to actually do everything on your to-do list. What do I mean by mindfulness practices? Well the list can go on for awhile, so I will keep it to two. The first one is engaging in a yoga movement practice. Although your body is moving, the main practice is about staying connected to your breath and being fully involved in the moment. The practice is one about complete presence. When you are so present in your practice and so focused on your breath, your mind will get to quiet down, giving you that space and clarity to be more efficient with the rest of your day. Another practice is a stillness practice, which I go into more detail below.
Recommended practice: read the meditation practice below and commit 7 days to practicing for 5 minutes a day. I also recommend trying a yoga class or dvd or even find something on Youtube!
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