Life is full of distractions that can make us anxious, stressed, and lose sight of what’s important to us. Mindfulness meditation teaches us how to be present in the moment so that you can escape the distractions of daily life and reconnect with yourself. Why would you want to do that? Because then you’re living life with, and in, the flow. Decisions come easier and you’ll feel happier and more relaxed in your environment, so everyone benefits.
What is mindfulness meditation?
Mindfulness meditation works to relax your brain and give you the tools to ignore unhelpful and unhealthy thoughts and feelings. The aim is to give you freedom within yourself, from your incessant thoughts which are often negative and this will increase the quality of your life. Being more present has huge benefits – even trying it for a moment (the easy part) will convince you to learn how to do it for longer.
Mindfulness as a daily practice can re-wire your mind to reduce stress, support living with an open heart (which means more depth in your everyday relationships), and up the meaning in our lives – something which at some point we all call to question.
Here are 3 simple benefits of developing a daily mindfulness routine.
- Reduced stress levels
- Increased empathy
- Better connection with yourself
Who should practice mindfulness meditation?
It’s for everyone. If you’ve got a busy life (and who isn’t nowadays) and think you don’t have time for it, you, of course, need it the most. It does not follow any specific religion and is in fact now recommended by doctors to improve quality of life. It’s going to help you manage your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, both in the home, in your relationships, in your friendships and in the workplace. Tools to help you interact with the world and feel more positive is surely something you can’t afford to miss.
Check out our short workshop on mindfulness meditation techniques in the workplace with Rohan Narse here. If you’re an organisation and would like to discuss bespoke workshops which we can create specifically for your staff on this topic, contact us to discuss.