Medical research has shown that mindfulness can change our brain function, improve attention, reduce stress and be happier. But, what is mindfulness and how does one become more mindful?
It is said in the article that mindfulness refers to “intentionally paying attention to the present nonjudgmentally”. There are some basic techniques that one can employ:
1) Find a quiet place to focus your attention
2) Feel the stretch in the rib cage
3) Notice when the mind changes direction, and redirect it
Instead of being a quick fix-all solution, mindfulness is a deliberate technique to remain in the present, to manage stress, make decisions more carefully and increase focus. However, it requires sustained practice over a long period of time.
Since it only takes 10 minutes a day, why not try above mindfulness techniques for a month and tell us the results?
Date of article: 22 March 2014