Mindfulness is the psychological process of purposely bringing attention to our experiences, occurring in the present moment without judgment.
It can be developed through the practice of meditation, or just spending time quietly in thought. Mindfulness is something we must have if we are going to have peace in our lives. It’s something we must continually work on.
Developing mindfulness, allows you to feel and understand your emotions. Self-care is the first step to creating mindfulness; self-care means you’re working on being self-aware. Learn to align yourself with your internal thoughts, allow your feelings to come to the surface, then identify your goals, so that you start working towards those, taking accountability for how you choose to reach them.
To practice mindfulness, you must firstly learn to put in place effective listening techniques, so that you spend more time finding or reaching an understanding and less time feeling misunderstood. If used consistently, mindfulness can have a domino effect in other areas of your life too. Staying grounded in the moment, it can also stop worry and anxiety.
Start by placing your feet on the floor and take a moment to notice your surroundings, what is going on around you. Close your eyes and notice the quiet. Mindfulness is intuitive, perceiving mindfulness by intuition without rational thought as a person, or the mind.
Developing mindfulness means less stress, which means you’re more likely to cope with life’s challenges; and make better decisions. It also means you’ll spend less time focusing on the things you have little control over.
Being mindful means you’re also less likely to ruminate on issues, increase working memory, so having greater cognitive ability.