the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
"their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition"
a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
Sometimes when the hustle & bustle of the world around you causes you to tune out, it's good to have a way where you can press pause to tune back in.
Mindfulness is that PAUSE button.
Being mindful allows you to pause and take a moment to become present. You become fully present with where you are, what you are doing, how you are feeling and so on. Mindfulness helps to place you in a state of awareness where you have more control and maybe even full control, over your thoughts, feelings and actions.
Mindfulness has been shown to be effective with reducing symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, stress and other concerns. It allows individuals to gain a better understanding and acceptance of things that are triggering them. By doing so, they are better equipped with processing through these symptoms.
3 Ways that you can practice Mindfulness:
Other mindful activities that you can try:
*Remember the key is to focus only on the activity that you are doing and remaining in the present time. If your mind begins to wander and you start thinking about your daily to-do list or other triggers for stress, take a pause, refocus and become centered again by focusing on your activity.*
Reciting Positive Affirmations
Listen to music
Arts & Crafts