What is Mindfulness?: Finding and Defining Your Peace
I want to claim that life in the 60s, 70s, 80s and a wee bit of the 90s were never so fast as is it now. The world is busy and it is not enough that things can happen fast, we actually are totally surprised if things are not happening faster…the WLAN, our mobile phones, cooking, building relationships almost everything around us is just fast.
Nowadays our whole life runs on a plan that we accurately work on days or even months before – what we are going to do, where we are going to do it and how we are going to do it.
We naturally forget that we are human beings – not machines and in our pursuit to accomplish all the tasks in a rush, we eventually find ourselves losing our connection with the present moment – the now moment. We are missing out on what we are doing and how we are feeling. Did you notice whether you felt well-rested this morning or on your routine way to work driving, did you notice on the sidewalk a lady holding a bunch of beautiful flowers?
“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” ~ Jack Kornfield
Mindfulness is practicing purposely by focusing your attention on the present moment – now and accepting it without judgement.
Are there any benefits of mindfulness?
Yes, there is a lot of benefits when you decide to become mindful. The root of mindfulness is in Buddhism which uses meditation technique that helps shift your thoughts away from your usual preoccupations towards appreciation of the moment and looking at the bigger picture – the larger perspective on life.
Mindfulness is also very important for people who run the risk of suffering from burnout. People who have life full of unmanaged stress. Mindfulness will help you improve your well-being. By increasing your capacity of mindfulness you will be contributing to you enjoying a more satisfied life.
Being mindful makes it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, helps you become fully engaged in activities, and creates a greater capacity to deal with adverse events.
Focus on the here and how when practicing mindfulness. You will discover that you will not be caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past, but instead you are able to form deep connections with others and above all with yourself.
Once you start to practice mindfulness you will notice that your physical health will improve. Mindfulness can help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, improve sleep and in some cases alleviate gastroinstestinal difficulties.
If you really want to change your long-term mindset and life book my 1-hour free cognitive life coach consultation session and I will help you start your journey of change now.
Do you want to experience a change in your life? Do you want to learn how to be mindful? I will be very happy to work and walk with you this journey. Book your 1-hour consultations and let us create a plan on stress management and techniques on how to avoid burnout.