Mindfulness means being aware of feelings, thoughts, body sensations and the surrounding environment. It also involves acceptance and what is the right or wrong way to feel or think at a given moment. Mindfulness helps to tune our thoughts into what we are sensing in the present moment rather than thinking the past or imagining the future.
Being mindful is great for your health and wellbeing but few of us know it how it can make our life much better. Here are few reasons.
- Better Person
Studies reveal that mindfulness changes your brain. Those who meditate to clear up their minds are less likely to have knee-jerk reactions and are more flexible to handle life’s difficult situations and make better decisions.
- Less Stressed
Being mindful teaches us to live in the present moment rather than thinking of the past or worrying about future. It helps us live each moment and pay attention to the thoughts, feelings and body without judging. So, worrying less means you will be less stressed and able to live life to the fullest.
- Have Better Memory
The practice of being in the moment helps your mind wander less which produces greater focus and information intake. Being mindful helps us learn and remember better as mind develops better memory capacity.
- Have Better Relationships
Mindfulness helps you better understand emotions and what triggered them, thus allowing you to be less destructive to others and yourself. This means choosing supportive friends or partner or being more harmonious in your current relationship. This will also help you treat yourself better as you will be more connected to your own actions.
- Get Less Sick & Enjoy Life
Studies show that being mindful helps to build stronger immunity and has positive effects on blood pressure. If all the vital signs are good, the body will be stronger and able to fight illnesses with ease and you will be doing what you love, instead of sniffing in the bed.
So, these are few of the reasons why being mindful makes your life better.