Could we use the stimuli of life as cues to weave mindfulness into our day?

Our mind develops habbits that are triggered by cues. When you hear the "new email" sound, you grab your phone to find out what's happening. When you've finished dinner at home, you might take your plate and put it in the sink.

Once you start noticing these cues, you can give them a new meaning.

For example, when you are waiting in the grocery store checkout, you might take this as a cue to take three slow, deep breaths. Nobody will notice. Except you. You'll feel more grounded and peaceful.

Soon, instead of looking for the shortest, quickest line in the checkout you might start looking for the one that gives you the most time for a mindfulness break.  That's much better than feeling rushed and impatient.