As the semester comes to an end, it is important to identify ways to take care of your yourself and reduce stress. While there are many ways to reduce stress, let’s talk about mindfulness. Mindfulness is the human ability to be fully present. This can look like being aware of our surroundings and what we are doing, and being able to acknowledge our thoughts and feelings without being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is happening around us.
Mindfulness can be practiced in a number of ways and environments:
- While seated, standing, walking and/or other forms of movement
- During short breaks or pauses that we build into our day
- By merging yoga or sports with meditation practices
Through implementing mindfulness, you may begin to notice positive benefits at work, in your relationships, and in your overall health and happiness. For more tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into your life and to learn about the benefits, check out these resources via My Life Expert:
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