When I was first told about mindfulness I thought it was kind of wanky. I also have the attention span of a small child so I spent most of the time trying to focus and getting frustrated that I was thinking about everything but what I *should* have been. That was my first mistake.I don’t know if my aversion to mindfulness was a result of it being explained poorly, my aversion to anything that relied on attempting to wrangle my mind or a mixture of both, but I did know that I was hesitant to give it more than a half arsed go. I felt uncomfortable closing my eyes in a session, and my need to doing something perfect meant that I constantly felt that I was failing. I thought that the quiet, breath orientated meditation was the only way to practice mindfulness. That was my second mistake.