Mindfulness has become a real buzzword, and with good reason. Those who apply its practice to their lives have experienced a mass of benefits in many different aspects.
From micro-targeted, specific habit creation to generalized and holistic increases in enjoyment of living, mindfulness knows few limits. Mindfulness is not simply a trippy, flavor-of-the-month, use it once program.
It is an approach to life that ratchets up conscious awareness and appreciation of living in the now. Most of us have become accustomed to performing activities unconsciously, automatically or by rote. When we look back, much of what we have done is barely memorable or remembered.
Mindfulness teaches focus and employment of all our senses to more fully experience our lives, instead if letting them slip mindlessly by. As a result of our conscious minds being more directly involved in living in the moment, the mind itself spends much less time wasted on things it can’t control, such as past events or future imaginings.
For many people, this ‘side-effect’ is the greatest benefit that mindfulness can provide. A great many suffer from anxiety and depression-related problems, and mindful living can help them move from the vortex to a happier plane of existence.
Whatever is afflicting you, or holding you back from enjoying life as you should, it is almost certain that applying mindful living techniques to your life can help.