The best way to practice mindfulness is to just practice. When you catch yourself making assumptions about how the practice might benefit you, just notice that expectation and let it dissolve.
And remember to keep it light—just like your finger touching the end of your nose. Having a sense of humor and self-compassion when you feel yourself struggling will help create the space you need to step back and let go. There’s no end to mindfulness—but you can begin again over and over.*