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What if something could give you an increased experience of calm and relaxation, stronger levels of enthusiasm for life, a rise in self-confidence and self-acceptance, experiencing less stress, depression, and anxiety, and further self-compassion and compassion for others. Well, mindfulness could do that for you.
In this busy world, we need something to make us feel good and to help us relax.
Throughout this article, I will help you understand the definition of mindfulness and its benefits.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness means to be fully aware of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surroundings, without judgment.
So when you go for a mindful walk you actually take notice of every little detail and all that you discover; the trees, flowers, and cars, instead of thinking about what is for dinner or thinking about what you will be doing at work tomorrow.
Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness
#1. Mindfulness can be good for anxiety and depression
One study found that mindfulness practices are beneficial in decreasing the severity of anxiety and depression in various people. (study)
#2. Mindfulness could help with the way we eat
Mindfulness meditation could have a positive impact with encouraging improved eating habits, as well as helpful with weight regulation.
#3. Mindfulness can improve brain and immune function
A study found that mindfulness meditation can result in positive outcomes on the brain and immune function. (study)
#4. Mindfulness changes our perception towards ourselves
Mindfulness is known to help people have a healthier sense of self, as well as having feeling good about their body image and a higher self-esteem.
#5. Mindfulness could help improve relationships
A research study has found that the couples who applied mindfulness are more likely to have better outcomes to their relationships, such as feeling happier in their relationship and overcome conflict faster. (study)
#6. Mindfulness can be good for the mind
Studies have shown that mindfulness brings on positive emotions and reduces negative emotions.
#7. Mindfulness helps with stress
It can reduce the physiological markers of stress and to have a better outcome for the brain’s response to stress.
Have you tried mindfulness? If so, I would love to know about your experience. Please use the comment section below to tell me.
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