Common Mindfulness Questions 4

How long will it take before I notice a difference?

Not surprisingly, there is a good deal of variability in how this practice impacts people's lives and when they start to see those changes occur. That said, it's fairly common for people to report within a couple of weeks of dedicated practice that they were able to meet a situation with a new sense of having choice in how they respond. These are the early signs of developing a degree of freedom from our automatic and habitual tendencies. Something else to consider: Co-workers, family and friends sometimes notice these changes before we ourselves are clearly aware of them.