I had tried to think of mindfulness like the act of brushing my teeth. I don’t want my mouth to stink, do I? So, I tried to associate the practice of mindfulness to the daily brushing of teeth. But that didn’t do it for me.
Just today, I’m going to think of my body as a plant. Mindfulness is like water. A plant needs sufficient amount of water. Not too little nor too much. If I were to do e.g. 36 counts of breathes, it’s like one drop of water for the plant which is too little. But it’s still a drop of water nevertheless. I’m going to try to reframe my mindfulness practice as that for the time being and see how that works.