What is Mindfulness & What are the Benefits?

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “mindfulness”, right? It’s thrown around a lot lately. Mindfulness can be used as a therapeutic technique. It’s designed to teach you to be in the present moment, and recognizing your feelings at that moment, your thoughts, and your experiences. Mindfulness is designed to take your focus off yesterday and tomorrow and pay close attention to today.

The benefits of mindfulness are incredible because they truly teach you to “stop and enjoy the moment.” In the spirit of mindfulness, there is no better time than the moment you are in. Being able to surrender and surround yourself in what is at this very moment is the absolute form of being present.

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So, what can you achieve by practicing mindfulness?

  • Reduce anxiety
  • See the beauty in front of you
  • Have more meaningful relationships
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    Stop living in the past

There are so many ways to practice mindfulness, like getting help from a coach. Outside of their help, you can try these tips to be more mindful:

1. Start each day with purpose.

Wake Up each day with an intention to be focused on what this day is bringing. Think about your plans and be determined to show up purposefully wherever you go and with whomever you meet.

2. Keep a body awareness journal.

I bet you haven’t heard of this before. Journals are a super helpful way to foster mindfulness. Being aware of your body as it relates to your mood is a key way to stay in the moment and know yourself well. People who keep a journal tracking their mood, body aches and pains, and any significant issues can see patterns that over time can help them manage their health better.

3. Keep your eyes open.

Simply taking the step to actively pay attention wherever you go can increase your mindfulness. What do you see, hear, smell, or touch that you may not have noticed before? Being aware instead of on autopilot will have you seeing, hearing, smelling, and feeling things you may have never noticed and can increase your happiness.

Mindfulness is amazing because it reduces the longing of yesterday and the worrying of tomorrow. Mindfulness opens your mind and heart by seeing what is right now and putting the focus and energy on managing the moment rather than managing the perceptions of yesterday and tomorrow.

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Mindfulness is amazing because it reduces the longing of yesterday and the worrying of tomorrow.


Liz Lima Venus Warrior

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Practice mindfulness for one week; notice the impact it makes on you and the impact you make on others when you focus your attention on the present! Tell us at Venus Warriors Facebook group how you're doing with this! 

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