What is mindfulness, which has been talked about a lot in recent years? How can it help us in our daily life?

Mindfulness is our basic ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, without becoming overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is happening around us.

Although mindfulness is something we all possess naturally, it is most easily achieved when practiced on a daily basis.

Whenever we are aware of what we directly experience through our senses or our state of mind through our thoughts and feelings, we have mindfulness. And there's more and more research showing that when we train our brains in mindfulness, we actually reshape our brain structure.

Apart from meditation, there are other ways to practice mindfulness in our daily life, and we can apply them in the morning, before doing anything else:

As soon as you wake up and while you are in a relaxed position, close your eyes and try to connect with your body.

Breathe deeply and soothingly, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth, and slowly your breathing will find its rhythm.

Reflect on your intentions for the day, in relation to the people and situations you will encounter and use the present tense. For example "today I am consistent, kind to myself and in a good mood"

During the day try to take breaks by taking a deep breath and remember your morning thoughts.

The goal of mindfulness is to awaken to the inner workings of the mental, emotional, and physical processes in our lives. So our words, actions and the way we react will be done with care and empathy towards ourselves and others.

- iToocan Team





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