Being more aware of the present moment and what is going on around you and your own thoughts and feelings can lead to a greater quality of life, understand ourselves better and and improve your mental well being.
Some people call this ‘mindfulness’. It can help us to understand ourselves better and there are steps that you can take to help develop this in your life.
Take a moment to focus on your breathing. Stop to notice your surrounding. Appreciate the people that you have around you. Mindfulness can come in many forms and everyone can find their own meaning to mindfulness.
- the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
- 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.