What mindfulness is

What mindfulness is

It’s about paying attention to the present moment with awareness and without emotional reactivity.

Noelle H. (@noe_vhh) - Profile Photo

@noe_vhh

🍎

Health

blog.ed.ted.com

MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE

Mindfulness training

It can be broken down into two major categories:

  • Focused attention exercises cultivate your brain’s ability to focus on one single object, like one’s breath or walking.
  • Open monitoring helps you learn to pay attention to what’s happening around you without becoming attached to it.  
Our attention is fragile

Research indicates our mind wanders 50 percent of our waking hours. Internal and external distractions easily disrupt our attention from the task at hand.

To gain control over our attention and keep it stable, one solution is trying mindfulness training.

Deepstash helps you become inspired, wiser and productive, through bite-sized ideas from the best articles, books and videos out there.

GET THE APP:

RELATED IDEAS

Mindfulness In Sleep

Sleep heals our mind and body, but in today’s fast-paced and distracted world, many people are sleep deprived, wreaking havoc on their attention spans, mood and brain functioning. Less sleep also results in weight gain, distress and risk of insomnia.

Mindfulness, or meditation/movement techniques that cultivate awareness and aid rest can tame our never-ending thought patterns, calming our minds for a better sleep.

Mindfulness meditation made easy!
Settle in
  • Find a quiet space. Using a cushion or chair, sit up straight but not stiff; allow your head and shoulders to rest comfortably; place your hands on the tops of your legs with upper arms at your side.
Now breathe
  • Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and relax. Feel the fall and rise of your chest and the expansion and contraction of your belly. With each breath notice the coolness as it enters and the warmth as it exits. Don't control the breath but follow its natural flow.
Stay focused
  • Thoughts will try to pull your attention away from the breath. Notice them, but don't pass judgment. Gently return your focus to your breath. Some people count their breaths as a way to stay focused.
Take 10
  • A daily practice will provide the most benefits. It can be 10 minutes per day, however, 20 minutes twice a day is often recommended for maximum benefit.
The Benefits of Living in The Present

It improves our concentration, effectiveness and, in general, our mood. 

Living and thinking about the past makes us feel guilty or depressed, and thinking about the future makes us anxious. On the contrary, when we live in the present moment we just enjoy what we have now.

---------

Hey, the article that you are going to read was originally written by me on Medium. Check my page if you want:

https://medium.com/@isalat20 :) 

❤️ Brainstash Inc.