Ways to practice attention include meditation, mindfulness, gathas, concentration exercises, walking meditation, descriptive writing, contemplative art, self-witnessing, and the specific spiritual practices below.

smiling man doing a transaction with a woman customerAcknowledge People Who Serve You by Alan Epstein reminds you not to take for granted the people who support you in various ways.

Smiling Asian manChoosing Where to Focus Attention by Susyn Reeve provides a hint for strengthening happy thoughts.

Three award trophiesDaily Awards for Good by Drew Leder suggests keeping track of your accomplishments, those of others, and special graces.

Yellow rose on top of an open prayer bookFocusing Your Attention in Prayer by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat deepens your intention during religious practices.

A seedling growing out of a crack in the sidewalk.Grow in Resilience by Stephanie Dowrick points your attention to the strengths and values you need for moving forward.

A Man in a green t-shirt lifting hand weights at the gym.Gym Meditation by Eric Harrison encourages you to let your body decide when to stop and start, and how much to do when you exercise.

A dark-haired woman sitting in meditation with her hands in prayer position by her heart.Healthy Heart by Andrew Weil teaches a gentle meditation for noticing what sensations, experiences, sounds, colors, fragrances, and textures are in your heart.

drawn figure of a meditator with words like "This body" "Aware" "Be here now" written in it.Meditation for the Body by Mary Earle works with the Psalms verse: "I will thank you because I am marvelously made."

Golden doodle puppy leaping through the snow.Meditation on Positive Emotions by Sharon Salzberg helps you recall pleasurable experiences that carry joy, comfort, or gratitude.

Gray-haired woman breathing with her hand on her heart.Mindfulness Breathing by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat recommends a strategy for handling an over-active mind during meditation practice.

A roll of $20 billsMind Your Money by Raphael Cushnir asks for only a few rubber bands to increase your power of reflection about purchases.

A brass bell sitting on a tableRinging a Bell by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat leads you to a simple ritual that's as effective at home as in a sanctuary.

A woman running down a tree-lined road in the sunsetRunning Meditation by Roger Joslin infuses holiness into every phase of your run, from dressing and warming up to changing clothes afterwards.

Woman hugging a tree, looking up.The Sky Gazing Meditation by Donald Altman helps you avail yourself of the expansiveness of natural vistas.

Hands holding a plate with beautifully placed foodTips for Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays offers wise advice about savoring each bite, foods' influence on mood, and more.

Woman from the back walking slowly down a crowded street.Walking Down the Street by Pragito Dove turns an everyday activity into a shift of perspective.

Man walking down the stairs - you only see his legs and shoes and stairs from the side.Walking on the Stairs by Thich Nhat Hanh presents the idea of signing a respectful agreement with the steps you use most often.

A woman gazes at the dish she is washing.Washing the Dishes and Clothes by Thich Nhat Hanh slows you down by allowing you to focus on a single dish or article of laundry.