Two things tend to hold us back. Worrying about how things will turn out in the future before the future’s happened and unconsciously thinking about our past and this is where being mindful helps.
Mindfulness is something I use. It’s the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment without distractions and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in happiness and improves our well-being and physical health.
Being mindful helps relieve stress, lowers blood pressure, improves sleep, anxieties and depression. Thoughts come and go, but using this technique allows us to choose to act on those thoughts.
Scientific trials have shown that when we use this technique, our memory improves, our mental and physical stamina increases and reaction times to making decisions become faster. It also helps with mental acumen as well.
Being mindful helps us catch any negative thought patterns before they take a hold on us.