When 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
- 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!
Tanasia K. ❤