Mindfulness is bringing one's non-judgmental awareness into the present moment. Through a heightened awareness of thoughts, senses and emotions, you'll make better decisions in the present, decisions you will less likely regret in the future. While origins of Mindfulness are rooted in Buddhism, most current Mindfulness techniques are not religiously focused. Mindfulness is used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as Yoga and other therapeutic methods.
Try these five simple exercises to get a feel for what Mindfulness is all about:
Mindfulness exercises like these can help you make better decisions, increase your feelings of fulfillment and prevent you from making choices you may regret later.
© Joshua Kates, 2019