Mindfulness practices can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also help us to focus our attention, as well as to observe our thoughts and feelings without judgment.
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Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment
awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily
sensations, and surrounding environment, through a
gentle, nurturing lens. ... When we practice mindfulness,
our thoughts tune into what we're sensing in the present
moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the
Mindfulness Definition | What Is Mindfulness (berkeley.edu)
Activities to Find
Calm at Any Age
• Walking meditation
• Mindful driving
• Mindful eating
• Mindful gardening
• Etc etc.
Mindfulness Activities: Easy Mindfulness
Exercises for Any Age (healthline.com)
4. What are some
• Pay attention. It's hard to slow down and notice
things in a busy world. Try to take the time to
experience your environment with all of your senses
— touch, sound, sight, smell and taste. For
example, when you eat a favorite food, take the
time to smell, taste and truly enjoy it.
• Live in the moment. Try to intentionally bring an
open, accepting and discerning attention to
everything you do. Find joy in simple pleasures.
• Accept yourself. Treat yourself the way you would
treat a good friend.
• Focus on your breathing. When you have
negative thoughts, try to sit down, take a deep
breath and close your eyes. Focus on your breath
as it moves in and out of your body. Sitting and
breathing for even just a minute can help.
Mindfulness exercises - Mayo Clinic
5. Benefits of
• Mindfulness improves well-being. Increasing your capacity for
mindfulness supports many attitudes that contribute to a 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. By focusing on the
here and now, many people who practice mindfulness find that they
are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets
over the past, are less preoccupied with concerns about success
and self-esteem, and are better able to form deep connections with
• Mindfulness improves physical health. If greater well-being isn’t
enough of an incentive, scientists have discovered that mindfulness
techniques help improve physical health in a number of ways.
Mindfulness can: help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood
pressure, reduce chronic pain, , improve sleep, and alleviate
• Mindfulness improves mental health. In recent years,
psychotherapists have turned to mindfulness meditation as an
important element in the treatment of a number of problems,
including: depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, couples’
conflicts, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Benefits of Mindfulness - HelpGuide.org