According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of mindfulness is “the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.” In the health and wellness industry in particular, we see this term being used interchangeably with improving mental health, reducing risks of diseases, and even revitalizing our creativity. I like to think of this term as a “power word,” and we don’t have to go far in our social literature to see it.
But what really is mindfulness? And how to be mindful? You’ll find out more about mindfulness in this article.
What Is Mindfulness?
According to the well-known meditation app, Headspace, mindfulness can be thought of as present moment awareness in whatever we’re doing. It’s a practice of being aware of our thoughts and feelings as they come up, without judgement, criticism, or attachment.
In fact, much research has been done on this topic,…