You may have heard that mindfulness — the ability to be fully present in the moment — can have numerous benefits, everything from decreased stress and sadness to increased levels focus and happiness, according to general mindfulness research. But what exactly is mindfulness? And, how can you recognise it and reap its many benefits?
While being mindful is something that everyone has the natural ability to do, with the chaos and stresses of life around us, it can be difficult to slow our thoughts and just focus on the present moments in front of us.
Through daily practise, mindfulness can have numerous benefits - everything from decreased stress, anxiety and sadness to increased levels of focus, happiness and “balance”, according to general mindfulness research.
We have a greater appreciation of the things around us and learn to take things slower rather than rushing into every single decision, action and judgement.
While there are a number of ways to undergo mindfulness, meditation practice is one popular and effective way to truly experience the current moment and integrate that awareness into your everyday life.
During the month we will explore some different ways to increase your mindfulness and ultimately increase your overall health.