Mindfulness & Why You Should Practice It

picjumbo.com_HNCK9713When I started therapy over 6 months ago, my counselor introduced me to the concept of mindfulness. What is mindfulness you ask?

He described it as taking the time to stop those racing thoughts and simply live in the moment. Acknowledge your thoughts and feelings at that point in time, without judgement. Take in anything and everything that surrounds you.

Take notice of  your 5 senses; What do you see? Can you hear anything? Smell anything delicious? What about taste or touch sensations?

Simply taking a minute to quiet your mind and appreciate the idea of being present can have profound effects on your mental well-being. Mindfulness meditation is good for:

  • Increasing positive emotions, reducing negative ones
  • Strengthening our immune systems
  • Concentrating
  • Coping with the stress of daily life
  • Improving brain chemistry

So the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, go to your safe place for a little mindfulness meditation (:

I hope this helps!

XOXO,
Tanasia K. ❤

Source:
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition

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3 thoughts on “Mindfulness & Why You Should Practice It

  1. My husband got interested in mindfulness after attending a mental health course. I think the concept is a really good one to use even just for writing purposes, since we need to be observant in order to realistically capture and portray emotions and different scenarios. Your post has reminded me about this, so thank you.

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