We all want to feel more relaxed, be more focused and have more energy every day. Our overall mental, emotional and physical well-being is directly linked to how well we deal with our everyday experiences.
One of the reasons why the idea of mindfulness has become more known and practiced is because of the benefits it brings to our overall well-being.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is being alert, open and present to what is going on around us at any given moment. In a state of mindfulness, we are able to observe our thoughts and feelings without any judgement, which means we can get a better idea of our habitual ways of thinking, feeling and acting.
In a state of mindfulness, we feel more connected to everything around us and more likely to be in the present moment instead of thinking about the past or the future.
When we are in a state of mindfulness, we will:
- Be focused only on the present moment.
- Not judge or categorise our thoughts and feelings as either good or bad.
- Avoid reliving past experiences, good or bad.
- Focus only on the “now.”