“All we ever own is this present moment – our future is no more that our next action….act accordingly.”
Mindfulness is a mental practice that involves being fully present and aware of the present moment without judgment.
Irrespective of your good or bad attributes, knowing your true authentic self is its own superpower.
What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation?
For me, meditation is an action that is practiced.
Mindfulness is a non-judgemental state of mind, often unlocked through mediation.
Mindfulness is a whole body and mind clarity of present moment – no distractions of daydreams, worries, judging or indulgences.
Drop the illusion of a separate self – be attentive to everything as it is.
Here are some reasons why mindfulness is beneficial:
Reduced stress and anxiety: Mindfulness helps to reduce stress and anxiety levels by promoting relaxation and reducing negative thoughts.
Improved focus and concentration: Mindfulness improves cognitive function, helping to improve focus, concentration, and decision-making.
Improved emotional regulation: Mindfulness helps to improve emotional regulation, reducing the risk of depression and other mental health issues.
Improved relationships: Mindfulness helps to improve communication and empathy, leading to better relationships.
Improved sleep: Mindfulness can help to reduce insomnia and improve sleep quality.
Improved physical health: Mindfulness has been shown to reduce blood pressure, improve immune function, and reduce inflammation.
Improved overall well-being: Mindfulness promotes overall well-being by improving mental and physical health, productivity, and happiness.
Easy to practice: Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, anytime, and requires no special equipment or training, making it accessible to everyone.
- Start with a beginner’s mindset and be open to the practice
- Find a quiet and comfortable space to practice
- Focus on the present moment and bring awareness to your breath
- Use guided meditations or mindfulness apps to assist in your practice
- Set aside time each day for regular practice
- Incorporate mindfulness into your daily activities.
- Think of each small actions as either the first or the last time you are completing them.
- Cultivate a non-judgmental attitude towards your thoughts and feelings
- Seek out a qualified mindfulness instructor or program for additional guidance and support
- Read books or attend workshops to deepen your understanding of mindfulness and its benefits.
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