Mindfulness means being completely present in the moment. It is quite common for our minds to wander and to focus on negative experiences from the past or worries about the future. Mindfulness brings one squarely into the moment.
Practicing mindfulness is not about quieting the mind, but instead creating space to think and feel without being overly reactive or judgemental about those thoughts and feelings. Practicing mindfulness is a valuable tool that can help one to react to daily stressors with greater ease and manage overall health and well being.
There are many ways to practice mindfulness, such as taking a deep breath before engaging with another, scanning one’s body for tension and stress, or quietly meditating for a few moments. Mindfulness is a natural process that resides in all of us. It requires consistent practice in order to have access to it more often and with greater ease. The power and results of growing our mindfulness muscle are profound.