Mindfulness - It's in the Small Things

Do you ever feel disconnected from your life - like you're sleep walking through your day?

'Going through the motions' as they say, can feel lifeless and even pointless at times. The reason for this is mind-body detachment.

As I was making coffee this morning, I realised that my mind was nowhere near what I was actually doing. My hands were moving - I got the kettle boiled, poured it over the coffee grains in the press, took the cups from the cupboard, and put everything on the table, but my mind was still back in bed.

This happens during so many of our daily tasks and routines. We do them on autopilot simply because we're accustomed to the motions and don't have to think about them anymore. This is good in some ways, but not in others.

I know I've become 'fractured' from my daily life when I notice certain changes from within. Generally, I feel more discontented, no matter if I'm being productive or taking time to relax. When my to-do list has been checked off, I feel dissatisfied, and when I'm relaxing I feel guilty because I'm not doing something. Nothing seems to feel good.