In-the-Moment Mindfulness Practices

Michele L. Walter, founder of Life From the Summit, suggests a couple of short, in-the-moment mindfulness practices you can deploy when the time is right.

2 Feet, 1 Breath (Great for when you're standing in line or even sitting during a meeting.)

  • Lift up one foot, place it back down, and feel it on the floor/ground; do the same with the other foot; then take one conscious inhale and exhale.

3 Ps (You can do this anytime you're going from room to room, when you're picking up the phone, or sitting down at the computer.)

  • Pause: Take a moment and take a single breath.
  • Be Present: Notice the sensations, thoughts, or emotions that are present in the body at this moment
  • Proceed: Respond compassionately to anything that needs your attention in the moment (if you can), and then proceed with what you were going to do.

View OBA's Mindful Lawyer CPD program, Mindful Self-Compassion, for more tips from Michele.