Wearing a bracelet to remind me to be mindful ... is it a good idea ?
from previous attempt it seemed useful for a day maybe two but than i get used to wearing the bracelet and i dont notice im wearing it
I guess your past experience shows this is not very useful
What are your thoughts about doing this practice - is it useful ? are there other ways to remind yourself to be mindful ?
Relying on external tools may not be the most optimal but if it helps why not.
anything someone wants to add about this subject is appreciated
When your mind wonders away be extra mindful when you bring your attention back. Look at a few breaths with sustained attention. Do a few body scans with sustained attention.
When your mind goes you bring your mind back to an object. Similarly even when your mind is on the chosen object you can repeal the re direction of the mind to the object continuously as if when initially brining the mind to the object.
This practice will help make your mindfulness stick to the chosen object.
Also as a mode of preliminary practice you can:
- scan you body zig zag quickly alternating the side.
- quickly alternating at the base of each nostril
This helps you redirect your attention to an chosen object like the breath continuously after initially brining to attention to it. Once you have some reasonable practice just target a chosen object repeatedly, even though you mind is not wondering away. One your mind get "sticky" with the object you an stop the continuous redirection.