Tired of Hearing About Mindfulness?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Hot Topics | 0 comments

The mindfulness revolution can seem a bit overwhelming to people because it seems like a huge fad. It seems like every site you go on has some sort of tips for “being mindful” or “being the best version of yourself.” The overuse of the word can really kill what is a great practice. It is such a shame because the general public, rightfully so, will dismiss anything they think to be a gimmick.

The problem is, the word is thrown around without much meaning towards it. The definition of mindfulness is, “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” There are a lot of ways to practice this. If you want to give it a try, doing things like meditation, yoga, or simply eating well can all help.

If you want to ditch the term all together, do it! Many people practice these self-care things, and still don’t like to use the word. This helps especially if you are going to try and recruit a friend to join you. They may be opposed to “mindfulness training” but may be open to trying yoga.

The message of self-care and nurturing is not a fad and has been around for hundreds of years, we as a society are just now catching back up to what is important.

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