As the popularity of mindfulness grows, so too does our understanding of the ways we can apply this to decrease stress, and increase mental wellbeing.
What is mindfulness?
Paying attention in a particular way:
- On purpose
- In the present moment
Appreciating the present moment by purposely and continually paying attention to it.
Why practice mindfulness?
- It helps you to become more aware of and therefore to better understand areas of your life you are out of touch with
- It helps you to accept things as they are
What does it involve?
It involves stopping everything for a few moments just to observe what is happening (without trying to change anything)
Stopping, sitting down, and paying attention to your breathing a few times throughout the day, just for a minute or two. Don’t try to change anything – just breathe. Allow yourself to fully accept the present moment.
There are many Apps, books and websites on mindfulness.