When you start off on this new journey into practising mindfulness one of your biggest questions is probably going to be about how committed you will need to be and how much time you will need to put aside for it. In short, the more you put in the more you will get out.
Becoming more mindful and realising all the benefits that it can bring to your life will ultimately require you to change the way you think and see the world you live in. This cannot be achieved overnight and will take as long as it takes. The more you do, the quicker it will happen, but you need to remember that your mind has had all these years to build up habits and ways of thinking that will be changing to a more mindful attitude and outlook.
It takes time to undo and replace your current way of thinking but the biggest key to becoming more mindful is regular and consistent commitment to mindfulness. So you should be ready to put aside some time each day for mindfulness. How much time that is and when it is is entirely up to you and can range from a couple of minutes to half an hour a day or maybe even more. As mentioned earlier, the more you do the bigger the benefit.
Each day you will gradually start to change and notice that the way you think and experience your world is changing slightly. With each day there is more change as your new habits start to form. You should be prepared to commit eight weeks to fully notice the change but you’ll likely notice changes in yourself and how other people interact with you very quickly.