Whether you’re a regular reader here or you just found your way to Tiny Buddha recently, odds are you’re familiar with the practice of mindfulness, but you may not be aware of the many benefits.
A regular mindfulness practice can not only boost your mood, reduce your stress level, and help you be less reactive, it can also enhance your creativity, improve your sleep, and increase your resilience so you’re better able to handle life’s varied disappointments and challenges.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Studies have shown that a regular mindfulness practice can also give you a higher pain threshold, lower your blood pressure, and even slow down neurogenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
On a basic level mindfulness is being present and aware of what’s going on within and around you, without judgment. In theory, it sounds simple—it’s simply being where you are. But our minds can be loud and busy, and finding freedom from our thoughts isn’t easy, which is why we need to make mindfulness a regular practice.
Just fourteen minutes of daily practice—one percent of your day—can help you experience the healing, calming benefits of mindfulness in your everyday life. And eM Life’s One Percent Challenge can help you make this a habit.
eM Life’s One Percent Challenge
Each day of this online challenge, you’ll be able to access interactive sessions to help you deepen your mindfulness practice. You can participate live or on demand and immediately exercise the skills you’ve learned with clear strategies for how to integrate them into your daily life.
By participating in this challenge, you’ll learn to quiet your mind by devoting attention to your breath and body, and to practice awareness so you’re less apt to get swept up worries, fears, and unnecessary drama.
The One Percent Challenge is a free, simple way to dramatically transform your life. With just fourteen minutes a day, you’ll cultivate a sense of insight and peace and will be better able to mindfully pause, reflect, and make the choices that best support your health and well-being.
You might even find that after committing fourteen minutes and beginning to experience a positive shift, you feel inspired to practice for longer, which will deepen the benefits.
Give Back While Giving Yourself Peace
By participating in eM Life’s One Percent Challenge, you’re facilitating charitable donations to a number of worthy causes. The more people who practice, and the more minutes they complete, the greater eM Life’s donations to the following organizations:
Mental Health America
The country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping break the stigma around mental health
An organization with a mission to change the conversation about addiction through advocating for research, resources, and change
The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation
An organization that provides children with opportunities to participate in safe and impactful fitness, nutrition, and enrichment programs
After completing ten, twenty, and thirty days of mindfulness sessions, you’ll unlock wellness-focused rewards, like a 1:1 mindfulness session with one of eM Life’s world-class instructors, a Garmin vivomove® HR Smartwatch, a Mindful Daily Practice Guide to keep your mindfulness journey going, and much more.
Make this the year you cultivate mindfulness for a more present, peaceful life, and you’ll not only reap the many rewards, you’ll also make a positive difference for countless people in need.
You can register for eM Life’s One Percent Challenge here. I hope it’s helpful to you!
About Lori Deschene
Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal and other books and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and redefine yourself. An avid film lover, she recently finished writing her first feature screenplay and would appreciate advice from anyone in the industry to help get this made. You can reach her at email (at) tinybuddha.com.
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