Informal Mindfulness: How to Live a More Meaningful Life Today

Sometimes it feels like my own life is passing me by. I get so caught up in my To-Do List and anxiety about getting things done, that I forget to focus on actually living. To paraphrase Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, when you die, your inbox won’t be empty, and your To-Do List won’t be done. There will still be dirty dishes and unfinished laundry.

Buddhist monks often meditate on death. I admit that's not one of my favorite meditations to do. But the reason they do it is as a reminder of the importance of the present. If I'm spending my time trying to avoid or minimize anxiety