How to Be Mindful in 1 Minute

Updated: 4 days ago

Replying to an email or text message the moment you get it might not always be the best way to go. Learn why responding instead of reacting may be the better option.

In a mindful way, you can help change the world, or at least the world around you and in your own home. How? By choosing to respond instead of reacting out of habit.


As a mom who works full-time-plus hours, it’s very easy to react to what’s in front of me instead of taking a breath and a step back and responding from a place of understanding and compassion.


Think about when you get an email. Do you immediately reply, or do you take some time to digest what you’re reading before you respond?


Reacting is a cycle that’s difficult to break.


Before you respond, take a minute, take a breath.


This video is part of A Second for Yourself—a 52-week mantra video series that encourages everyday moms to take a second for themselves. If you missed earlier mantras, subscribe to my Stand Up for Your Self-Care YouTube Channel to be the first to know about upcoming videos.

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This week's mantra: I respond instead of react.

Practice It: Respond Mindfully

What’s one way you respond instead of react? Tag @JulieGtheYogi on Instagram or add a comment in this YouTube video to share your tips.

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