How to take control of your life and your mind
Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of what is happening or what you are experiencing in the present moment with kindness towards yourself. Mindfulness also involves non-judgement and acceptance. We are noticing what is happening in both our internal and external world with acceptance and openness rather than constantly judging our experience as either good or bad. Meditation is also a central part of most people’s mindfulness practice. With the world we live in so fast paced and such a focus on getting lots of things done, the idea of being fully present in the moment and doing one thing mindfully appeals to people and also is a great tool for reducing stress
The basis of living mindfully is focusing on the present moment. There are many exercises that help us live more mindful lives. These include meditation, journaling and yoga. The easiest way to begin being mindful is to use our breath.
To bring yourself into the present moment you can rest your awareness on your breath. Feel it coming into your body and leaving it again. Feel as your body expands and contracts. Then expand your awareness to the room around you. What do you see, hear, smell, taste and feel. After doing this for a minute or so continue with what you were doing.