Research on mindfulness suggests that meditation builds resilience, boosts emotional intelligence, enhances creativity, improves your relationships, and helps you focus (Harvard Business Review, 2015).
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.
Wake Forest University Counseling Center – Mindfulness information and resources
The Free Mindfulness Project is home to a growing collection of free-to download mindfulness meditation exercises.
10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness
- Put your phone down
- Focus on your breathing
- Try something new
- Be creative: write, draw, or color
- Be still. Listen
- Do an ordinary activity slowly
- Relax and reflect.
- Do one thing at a time
- Observe a natural space
- Visualize something peaceful