The Oxford Dictionary explains Mindfulness really well:-
“a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations”
You see, most of us are so distracted with the zillion and one things going on in our lives all the time, that we find it really difficult to calm the mind down.
And because our minds are less calm, we experience less of all those wonderful moments in between.
When we practice Mindfulness, we focus in on the present moment of our minds.
We become aware how our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations are so connected. And how our distracted mind has us so caught up in all those 'what ifs' and 'if only's.
This gives us the power to calm the mind at any given moment, and to choose our thoughts more wisely.
This is why Mindfulness is scientifically-proven to reduce the symptoms of stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and lack of sleep.
The more we practice, the better able we are to handle the pressures of life - we feel more calm, more focused, more resilient, and more able to re-spond to challenges rather than re-act.
But that's not all it does!
As we start to master the skill of Mindfulness, we really do begin to feel more fully in our power.
Life becomes easier.
We feel very grounded and able to handle whatever comes our way.
We feel less overwhelmed because our emotions are in check.
And we think more clearly, therefore make wiser decisions.
Mindfully U's courses range from Beginners to Advanced.
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