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Mindfulness ~ What is it?

Mindfulness as a practice has had a spotlight in the wellness industry for a while now but what exactly is it as a concept?

Mindfulness is defined as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations”.

This means that to be mindful is to be present and non-judgmental. There are lots of ways to practice mindfulness, from meditation to eating to exercising but at its core, the concept is simple and lovely. Be present, feel your feelings, acknowledge your thoughts, and just focus on experiencing the moment your living in right now. I love to go for mindful walks in between homework assignments as a short meditative break.

Go practice a bit of mindfulness in your life today, just be present in the moment and calmly take in everything around you without being harsh with yourself or others. Enjoy what you can in each moment and be kind to yourself.

Do you practice mindfulness regularly? And if so, what is your favorite time to be mindful?

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