January 24, 2022 | Tags: Wellness Mental health

Mindful meditation can be practiced anywhere, anytime and doesn’t require any special equipment. It simply requires a person to focus intently on what they are feeling at that exact moment without interpretation or judgement. Mindfulness exercises use breathing and imagery exercises to relax the body and mind to produce a deep state of relaxation and tranquility. If a person practices mindful meditation consistently, it can improve their mental and physical health. You can find a link for these mindfulness exercises right here.

Here are a few ways to practice mindfulness:

  • Accept the imperfections of work, school, relationships, etc.
  • Focus on the positives.
  • Get out in nature and focus on your surroundings.
  • Connect with others and be open to their emotions.

Starting your day with five to ten minutes of meditation can have a positive effect on your overall well-being and can even help you manage chronic conditions. While mindful meditation isn’t a substitution for standard medical treatment, it can be a great addition to your overall wellness routine.

As an additional resource, please consider reading “Wherever You Go, There You Are” Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn to help learn basic, every day meditation practices for living in the moment.

 

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