What is Mindfulfness? Why Gratitude?
Simply put, mindfulness
is the ability to fully inhabit the moment you are in without judgement or criticism of what is happening, neither anticipating what’s coming next nor regretting the past, not dreaming about being elsewhere, but rather living your own experience in the moment. It sounds simple but is actually challenging, as we are constantly distracted by phones and other attention-getting devices; by worries, fears, and other strong emotions; by the pressure of obligations partially completed or that we know are waiting—the parade of distractions can be endless. Multi-tasking is the enemy of mindfulness.
Learning to focus on the moment offers us a powerful break from the constant stream of distracting thoughts that tends to be our regular state of consciousness. Studies show that learning to be mindful improves our ability to focus, helps us to feel less anxious, and can even have physical benefits such as lowering blood pressure and improving sleep.
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