MINDFULNESS: The new science of health and happiness is the title of TIME magazine’s most recent special edition.
If you’ve been wondering about the benefits of tuning in to the power of the present moment, just flip through the mag and you’ll read about how mindfulness can help to:
Save yourself from stress
Help students “get an edge” in the classroom with sharper thinking and more self-control
Rest your brain from multitasking
Release happy chemicals(endorphins) in the brain
Help your digestion
Reduce pain symptoms and migraines
Mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation are also being embraced by hospitals to help patients heal and manage pain, as well as major corporations such as Nike and Google to help with employee productivity (a happy employee is a productive, creative, and engaged employee).
It’s true that paying attention to the present moment, using all of your senses is SO SIMPLE. But it’s also so easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of life that we overlook the power of SLOWING DOWN, and FOCUSING IN on just ONE THING
One beautiful sunrise.
I hope you’ll find at least 5 minutes today to savour the present moment and focus in on just ONE THING.
“Mindfulness is about putting down our juggling balls for a little bit. It’s about embracing the beauty of monotasking” – Mary Elizabeth Williams