How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Life
Mindfulness – a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them
Rather than going through life enthralled in your smartphone screen, doing one thing and thinking another or focusing on your daily checklist, slow down. Take a breath, after all, we only have one life to live so being in the present and enjoying every second is paramount to living your most exceptional life.
Frantic, anxious, irritable, stressed, exhausted, these are just some of the unpleasant words we use daily to describe how we are feeling. Life is busy but regular practice of mindfulness and meditation have been proven to dramatically increase mood and happiness levels.
Wise words of the Dalai Lama on meditation techniques.
Mindfulness encourages countless positive mental effects such as increasing creativity, simplified decision making and even helps boost our memory. If promoting mental stimulation and general wellbeing aren’t enough to sell you on the benefits of mindfulness it is also scientifically proven to have numerous health benefits. Here are just a few things that it can help you with:
- Improved sleep
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Anxiety disorders
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased physical stamina
- Relieves chronic pain disorders
- Meditation improves the immune system
Tips for practicing your own meditation to help with awareness can be found here.
There is something difficult in thinking about nothing. It takes time and practice to increase your mental awareness. Over time it will become effortless and work naturally into your everyday routine. Encourage your own peace of mind, try practicing meditation and work towards being a more compassionate, better you.