Mindfulness is the human ability to stay fully present in the moment. The practice of mindfulness has been in existence for almost forever. Traditionally, mindfulness was practiced as a form of religion. However, the word “mindfulness” only became popular recently. Mindfulness is something that we naturally possess, it more easily accessible to us with daily practices such as meditation etc.. The simples way to practice mindfulness is to become aware of our surroundings, and the things happening to our bodies and minds.
Meditation, a form of mindfulness, is explorative without a cause, destinations, and is thoughtless. In meditation, we venture into the workings of our mind and body. Through mindfulness practices, one can tap into zones of the mind. Mindfulness asks us to suspend judgment and unleash our natural curiosity
Aimlessly, mindfulness leads to self-discovery. Find yourself by being a little mindful day-by-day, little by little.
How mindfulness helps
- Reduced Stress: Improved ability to manage stress
- Increased Focus: Improved ability to pay attention, focus and concentrate
- Improved Emotion Regulation: Reduced impulsiveness, improved child behavior (rowdiness, suspensions, expulsions)
- Increased Emotional Intelligence: Improved conflict resolution skills
- Increased Empathy and Respect: Increased empathy and understanding of others
- Increased Resilience: Increased capacity to overcome challenges
- Improved Physical Well-being: Increased engagement in physical activity
- Improved Creativity & Collaboration: Improved expression of creative arts.