|Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention in a particular way to the present moment without judgment and with kindness (adapted Kabat-Zinn, 2013).
Incorporating mindfulness into your daily activities is a healthy way to live. But don’t take our word for it, empirical research has identified a plethora of benefits including:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Increased cognitive flexibility, leading to increased concentration and attention. This can lead to success for students, and better performance for professionals
- Better decision-making, by beginning to trust the internal authentic self. We are able to objectively analyze our true feelings, recognizing what is real and what is perceived.
- Promote awareness of the body and relieve some medical symptoms that may be experienced with stress and fear
- Gain control over the expression of our emotions allowing for our ability to choose more consciously
- Improved relationship satisfaction
- Better mood and overall quality of life