What is mindfulness?

Most of us want to feel calm and happy in life, but achieving this can be a challenge in the 21st century world – life is too fast, too crowded and too 24/7! As we become more stressed the ability to find this sense of calm becomes increasingly difficult – just at the time you need it most.
It can be so easy to rush through life and forget to take notice of what is actually going on around us; failing to take notice of ‘the moment’, the ‘now’.

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.

  1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
  2. 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.

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