Move aside, yoga. Everyday mindfulness is the hottest health trend these days. But what is it exactly? Mindfulness specialist Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts explains: “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
In short, it’s the idea of staying in the moment rather than getting caught up in past or future problems. By practising mindfulness, you learn how to better manage stress and sharpen your mental focus. Ready to start your journey? Here are some mindfulness techniques and activities that help you live in the moment and allow your brain to get some rest.
Author and mindfulness teacher Ed Halliwell says you can start small to practice everyday mindfulness. For instance, pay more attention when you’re brushing your teeth or taking a shower. You need to be intentional in focusing on the sight, sound, smell and taste of your activities.
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