I try to sense and recognize what is happening in the now.
I acknowledge and accept the present.
I choose my responses to feelings rather than acting on impulse.
I investigate and reflect on my emotions.
I am conscious about releasing tension throughout the day.
I avoid multitasking.
Discuss this health aspect with others. Ask questions and get answers.
Private notes on 'mindfulness'
Large population-based surveys have indicated that mindfulness is strongly correlated with well-being and perceived health. Several clinical studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness. Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry. Mindfulness practice is being employed in psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions, such as bringing about reductions in depression symptoms, reducing stress and anxiety.
Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.
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