Mindfulness in daily life

Mindfulness in Daily Life

It is important to remember that mindfulness is essentially very simple. To be mindful means is to be present, in the moment, and without judging or analysing your experience. So much has been said and written about mindfulness that it can appear over-complicated and difficult to achieve. This lesson explains how to keep it simple.

Mindfulness is a practice widely used as a way of improving health and wellbeing. Originally popularised by Jon Kabat-Zinn, a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, it's origins are in ancient Buddhist meditation techniques. 

Mindful practice taps into a resource which we already have within us. The idea is to train ourselves to have access to this resource at will, and so to transform our relationships with our emotions, with stress, pain, and illness.

There's a growing body of research which shows that mindfulness can be a key element in happiness, wellbeing, and performance.

Practising mindfulness regularly will reduce stress and increase emotional resilience. It improves concentration and alertness, It is included in clinical guidelines for treating depression and anxiety. and has been shown to enhance a range of other quality of life components from diet to sleep.

Controlled research has shown that mindfulness can effectively reduce symptoms in a wide range of health conditions. It is one of the few complementary medicine techniques to be offered in hospitals and clinics around the world. 

Learning how tohow to be mindful in your daily life can help you in many ways .For example, clarity of thought, decision-making and problem-solving have all been shown to benefit, as well as relationships with others. Mindfulness is increasingly being taken up in businesses and other organisations for the benefits it offers.

This lesson explains some simple ways you can be more mindful in your daily life.

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