Mindfulness is the practice of being fully in the present moment. It is attention paid to our thoughts, feelings, sensations and surroundings without labeling any of it as “right” or “wrong”. This paying attention to the present moment without judgement promotes a sense of calmness. It is being in the present moment without reliving past regrets or trying to control the future. Studies have shown that the practice of mindfulness is good for both the body and the mind. It can reduce stress and help us focus, as well as improve our relationships by creating greater empathy.
Mindful meditation is quite common. But have you ever heard of mindful eating? Mindful eating is paying attention rather than eating unconsciously. It’s about noticing your thoughts, feelings, and sensations as you eat. This can be a beneficial tool for improving our nutrition and putting a stop to over eating. Click here to read more about this technique and its benefits.