Have a mindful day! Want some good science-based reasons why?
Mindfulness is a very specific kind of mental exercise for our brains, and it develops certain areas of our brains.
The areas that are exercised when we practice mindfulness have to do with what we call ”direct experience.” When we’re experiencing something directly, we’re fully enveloped by whatever we’re doing. We are not thinking about the past, the future, or even about ourselves.
…Our life circumstances don’t even need to change outwardly to see the improvements in our quality of life. We tend to appreciate, and become more grateful for the way things are. By noticing more of what’s happening right now, we disengage from what happened in the past, and what might happen in the future. Our experiences feel enriched and have more meaning.
Here are some more tips on mindfulness from Fast Company: