Tired, distracted and stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the solution.
Mindfulness is essentially about being more aware and awake in every moment of your life. It is about intentionally paying attention to each moment, being fully engaged in whatever is happening around and within you, with an attitude of friendliness and compassion.
Research shows that when we are not deliberately paying attention to something, our brain clicks off into default mode, which is characterised by mind wandering, operating on “autopilot,” dwelling on the past, and worrying about judgment, criticism and the future.
The result can be increased stress and anxiety, poor communication, and impaired academic and occupational functioning.
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve performance
Mindfulness can help you unhook from these unproductive thought patterns and behaviours, and engage more fully with work and leisure time.