Understanding how to practice mindfulness is the first step. Making it part of your daily routines, without hassle or doing anything weird, is the second.
Mindfulness is a simple and effective way of training your mind to behave. This guide gives you the basic exercises to help you develop the skills in yourself. When your mind can let go if its normal busy activity you set it free to discover things in a new way.
As you become more adept, you can quite literally transform yourself and your experience of life. You’ll learn to replace the usual jumble of intrusive and distracting thoughts with a calm and focused awareness.
Learning to be more mindful in one’s day-to-day activities involves practicing some basic techniques so that they become habits. One way to think of it is as ‘training for the mind’; getting the mind to behave in a more ordered and responsive way, rather than its usual scattered and intrusive habit of producing thoughts we seem to have no control over.
There is an ever growing research findings that show mindfulness to be a key element in happiness and wellbeing. It is included in clinical guidelines for treating depression and anxiety, and has been shown to enhance a range of other quality of life components from diet to sleep.
There is an ever-growing body of research that shows mindfulness to be a key element in happiness and wellbeing. It is included in clinical guidelines for treating depression and anxiety, and it enhances a range of other quality of life components from diet to sleep.
This guide will help you understand what mindfulness is, and give you all you need to start practicing it so you can start reaping the benefits in your everyday life.
What you get with How to Practice Mindfulness
This six-page LifeHack Guide includes:
- An introduction to mindfulness
- Reasons for learning to be mindful
- The psychological and other health benefits
- Four ways to begin to focus your mind
- A personal skills inventory for self-assessment
- Exercises to foster habits of mindfulness
- Reading list; titles to help you continue your study.