This article originally appeared in MindBodyGreen.

When you think of mindfulness, what do you picture? Someone sitting with their legs crossed on a yoga mat, or listening to a guided meditation? Yes, mindfulness can look like that—but at its core, the practice is about focusing your attention. And one of the most powerful ways to do that is by pairing movement and journaling. 

Mindfulness involves focusing the mind on a single point with a nonjudgmental and compassionate state of awareness. To be in a state of mindfulness is to be entirely immersed in what you are doing. And movement and writing are two practices that are easy to get immersed in.