This ongoing series is a tool in learning how to use basic mindfulness tools to increase your happiness, reduce anxiety and create more connection in your relationships with a simple yet profound shift in becoming present. Reduce your reactivity to everyday stressors and improve your response.
Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, a way of consciously and systematically working with your own stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life.
In contrast, you probably live most of your life in a stateof “mindlessness”—little to no awareness resulting in forgetfulness, separation from self, and living robotically.
Restoring within yourself a balanced sense of health and well-being requires increased awareness of all aspects of self, including body and mind, heart and soul. Mindfulness is intended to ignite this inner capacity and infuse your life with awareness.
Mindfulness is proven to be a tool that supports people in stress management, pain management, relationships, depression, anxiety, improves attention, increases impulse control/self regulation and mind/body connection.
The benefits include:
Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
An increased ability to relax
Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away
An ability to cope more effectively with both short- and long-term stressful situations
This is a dynamic self-care tool to prepare for the busyness of the holiday season.