“No-Fail” Friday: Listen-only mode


Would you call yourself much of a reader? Do you like catching up on books, articles, and maybe a well-written blog post now and then (ahem)? Some people really dig it; others do it when and if they have to, and that’s about it.

Lucky for them, we live in a world right now where there are lots of alternatives to staring at words on a page. You can do everything from numbing your brain to filling it with highly-complex, sophisticated new information without reading a single word.

Or maybe it’s about time, or the lack thereof. Some of us love to read, but never seem to have the extra minutes needed to sit and actually do it. So, we “multi-task,” and listen to podcasts, audio books, and even watch shows while waiting, driving, commuting, running, and a million other activities.

You may have noticed that a few months ago, I started recording some of our “No-Fail” Friday mindfulness challenges into audio format, precisely for every reason I just listed above. Also, I personally love listening to a good guided meditation, and I thought some of you might, too.

The format is still evolving, but since our theme this week was the unique, personal power we all have within us, this weekend the power is in your hands to choose the mindfulness challenge that works best for you. Here’s a few of the audio options I’ve shared over the past few months. Pick one, or all, and see what feels right to you.

If none of these resonates with you today, no worries. There will be more to come. But for now, check out the Guided Meditation links at the bottom of this page, or – of course – just take a moment, to inhale, exhale, and catch your breath. If you do with intention and attention, you’re “doing” mindfulness right then and there. Presently, you might even say. (You know I had to…!)

Have a happy weekend ahead!

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