This is episode 141 of the Absolute Mind podcasts and today I am covering Mindfulness and the benefits of using it.
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So let’s get to mindfulness and how you could benefit from using it in your every day life.
The very fact you are listening to this podcast means that you should have an awareness of what mindfulness is or may have heard about it in some way.
What Is Mindfulness?
Well, Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing your awareness on the present, being in the moment and embracing every day. Being able to calmly acknowledge and accept your feelings thoughts and emotions during this awareness.
It’s the basic human ability to be fully present aware of where you are what you’re doing without getting overwhelmed about whats going on around you.
What Can Mindfulness Do For You?
Being able to be mindful and present can help in many ways, it can relax and open your mind to new things, things that we let slip by every day because we are too worried or anxious about situations that don’t need that much energy or focus on.
It can bring you to a state of zen almost allowing you to clear your mind and become more open to rationalise those internal thoughts. Releasing feelings of stress, worry, anxiety and many more troublesome feelings.
Mindfulness can not only help with your mental well being scientists have also found a link between mindfulness and physical health being improved too such as
- treat heart disease
- lower blood pressure
- reduce chronic pain
- improve sleep
- alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties
How To Do Mindfulness
- Sit quietly and focus on your natural beathing
- allow thoughts to come and go without judgement
- Notice bodily sensations such as an itch or tingling and just let them pass
- Notice each part of your body and their different sensations.
- Notice sounds, smells, external things around you, without judgement and let them pass
- Allow emotions to flow and be present without judgement and let them pass
Just remember if you are new to this just go with the flow and enjoy what mindfulness can give you.
Remember I am not a GP so cannot diagnose and the details in this podcast are ideas and tips that i have used with clients to help and aid them in their progress, if you are unsure or need to have any issues diagnosed please do visit your GP or talk to a professional on a 1-2-1 basis.