What is it? Who is it for? Mindfulness. It's a buzz word these days and means a lot of different things to different people.
Mindfulness is defined basically as "the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something." A longer definition defines mindfulness as "a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique."
So, Mindfulness is really a process or habit of learning to acknowledge thoughts and feelings without letting them control you.
Is it a therapeutic technique? Absolutely. Is it also something available to anyone, anywhere, anytime? Yes! And the best part: you can learn to do this on your own. It doesn't take special training or courses or cost a lot of money. You can start today.
I sought mindfulness when I was feeling lost and out of touch with myself. Through learning to tap into myself I have been able to see my thoughts and emotions as strengths, and super powers that make me well, me!
Mindfulness can and should be a personal journey. Seek what you are interested in and let go of anything that doesn't resonate. There's no right or wrong way! This is a tool about you, for you.
On this site and in this blog I will share what I've tried and hopefully help inspire you to try a few new ways to bring Mindfulness into your daily life.
Mindfulness is for everyone, and it really only takes a few minutes a day!
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