Have you heard the term “mindfulness” before? Ever wondered what this might mean or how you might practice mindfulness? Mindfulness is the basic human ability to focus on your own presence, while acknowledging and accepting your own thoughts, feelings, and sensations. This state of mind is becoming a popular practice for those seeking its many benefits.
Why should we practice mindfulness?
Studies have shown that mindfulness causes the brain’s cerebral cortex (which is responsible for memory, concentration, and learning) to thicken and strengthen your memory.
Mindfulness plays a key part in enhancing creativity by creating a balance between the “freestyle” network and the “control” network in the brain.
Mindfulness can reduce stress by acting as a preventive measure, and help people get through difficult times.
How can we practice mindfulness?
Disconnect from your daily distractions of social media or work and connect with your senses. Your senses- touch, smell, taste, sound, and sight- help you connect with the present moment.
Find time in your busy day to slow down and allow yourself to have a mindfulness resting period. Your mind and body need to recharge so you can be productive when you do have to work.
Feel your breath. Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and as it goes out.
Are you ready to join the mindfulness movement?
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