Mindfulness; what it is and why it works!
Mindfulness is a term that many people interested in mental wellbeing will have heard of, but not everyone is aware of what it is and the great benefits that you can see from just taking the time to put it in place.
Let’s look at the power of mindfulness and just what it can do for you!
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is simple; it is being aware of the moment that you are in and enjoying every feeling, thought and sensation that happens.
So many us spend our daily lives rushing, not experiencing all the beauty of the world around us. This “automatic pilot” mode will of course help you get through some of the multi-tasking aspects of life, but does it allow you to stop and appreciate all those amazing things that are around you?
How can it help?
Mindfulness is a method of slowing down enough to pay attention to the world around you. It allows you to focus on the positive rather than feeling anxious about the negative and whilst it can’t stop the pressures of everyday life it can help you to respond to them in a better way.
What are the benefits of being mindful?
There are a variety of different benefits to being mindful. These can be broken down into benefits for your mental health, physical health and wellbeing.
Being aware of yourself and the world around you is one of the basic treatments for a wide range of mental health issues. Therefore mindfulness is known to be able to help with:
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders
There are also a range of illnesses and physical complaints that mindfulness can help relieve. These include:
- High Blood Pressure
- Chronic Pain
- Gastrointestinal issues
Finally, mindfulness can have a huge impact on your wellbeing.
It increases feelings of satisfaction in your life and can make it all the easier to enjoy those moments of pleasure as the arise. It is also thought that those who take a mindful approach to life will deal with negative situations when they happen and have fewer regrets about their past as well as worries about the future.
So now you know more about mindfulness and what it can do for you. Why don’t you learn more about this powerful mental tool and bring a touch of clarity to your everyday life.
There is a very good chance that you will never regret slowing things down and taking the chance to enjoy life.