What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a training of our mind to be fully engaged with whatever we do, and not forgetting it. It can be applied to any activity we participate in through daily life. When we practice mindfulness we are in control of our concentration and are able to block any distractions that interfere with the present. It is used to assist us in becoming more focused and more aware of our present surroundings and thoughts in our mind that may be causing us discomfort, pain, or distraction.
When we use mindfulness correctly we are focusing on the present moment. We don’t become caught in the past or future and this enables us to slow our thoughts, relax mentally and physically, be more aware of ourselves and our environment, engage with other people, and to find a sense of wellbeing because we are able to understand and manage what is occurring at the present time. We are experiencing life as it happens.
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