A Seven-Minute Mindful Phone Practice

Follow this guided meditation to become more aware of emotions and body sensations when you use your phone.

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The beeps and buzzes of our devices can also be reminders to take a breath or check in with ourselves. Mark Epstein, a psychiatrist and writer, suggests sometimes not shutting off the cell phone when you meditate. Instead, just sit in meditation and notice the body’s and the mind’s reactions to each beep and buzz of the phone, the stories and urges and emotions as they arise.

As you become more aware of the emotions and body sensations you’re actually inviting into your day when you use your phone, you’ll be able to make better decisions about how to use it wisely.

As you become more aware of the emotions and body sensations you’re actually inviting into your day when you use your phone, you’ll be able to make better decisions about how to use it wisely.

Explore This Mindful Phone Practice   Seven-Minute Mindful Phone Practice 6:51 Hold your phone and power it down. You’re probably already listening to this meditation on your phone. Let’s begin this practice by powering down the screen on your phone, and then picking it up and holding it in your hands. You can allow your eyes to close. Observe the object in your hand.…

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