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Mindfulness

mindfulness (ˈmaɪndfʊlnɪs)

from Collins English Dictionary

n

1 the state or quality of being mindful

2 the practice of giving complete and non-judgmental attention to one's present experience, used as a stress-reduction technique

 

Being Mindful

The concept of mindfulness is simple, but becoming a more mindful person requires commitment and practice. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Take some deep breaths. Breathe in through your nose to a count of 4, hold for 1 second and then exhale through the mouth to a count of 5. Repeat often.

  • Enjoy a stroll. As you walk, notice your breath and the sights and sounds around you. As thoughts and worries enter your mind, note them but then return to the present.

  • Practice mindful eating. Be aware of taste, textures and flavors in each bite, and listen to your body when you are hungry and full.

  • Find mindfulness resources in your local community, including yoga and meditation classes, mindfulness-based stress reduction programs and books.

The above is from MIndfulness Matters: Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health? from the NIH News in Health newsletter, Jan 2012.

Mindfulness Resources

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