It’s always difficult to try to change our attitudes around our realities, because our realities are often so difficult to deal with. They take time to work through, particularly if we’re living around negativity.
But mindfulness helps control negativity and is one of the most important skills we can have. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by us focusing our awareness in the present moment, whilst acknowledging and accepting our thoughts and feelings.
Being mindful allows us to pay attention to the way we respond to negative situations. It’s important because it helps us learn how to detach from negative emotional thoughts, allowing us to create distance, so that we respond and can react more positively around those situations.
What we should be aiming for is little or no reaction, and although it’s not easy in the beginning, when it happens we will create a more neutral situation for ourselves, so that we’re not homing in on negativity as much.
Being mindful has so many different positive connotations too. Being mindful helps us reduce daily stress, depression and helps improve immunity.