Mindfulness WORKS. Here is Why YOU Should Start Practicing Today!
Mindfulness, or being mindful, is such an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. There is increasing evidence that being mindful can help you lead a happier, healthier lifestyle.
So what is mindfulness?
Traditionally, mindfulness is thought of as being present in the moment, while being aware of your body, mind, and surroundings. It’s said that practicing mindfulness reduces stress, helps keep you calm, and increases self-awareness.
So for those new to being mindful, why should we start practicing? Well, the team at Why Start Monday has come up with FOUR reasons why! Try and implement mindfulness into your morning routine and let us know how you go!
It Improves Physical Health
There are SO many physical benefits to this practice!
Mindfulness is the practice of calming your breathing and mind, which in turn has a significant impact on your body. It’s proven to reduce the amount of stress in your body and help you sleep better, lower blood pressure, and reduce pain. Plus, by reducing your body’s stress, you become less prone to stress-related issues, like migraines!
It Reduces Stress
SO many people recommend being mindful as a way to overcome the stress in their lives. We spend so much time completely overwhelmed by the complexity that is life, and mindfulness gives us a way to cope with that.
It Aids Focus
Research has shown that being mindful can help us tune out those distractions while improving our memory and attention skills! Say goodbye to drawn-out work tasks and hello to an all-improved focused you!
It Can Aid Weight Loss
Yes, it’s true! Mindfulness promotes healthy weight loss! By practicing mindfulness, we can encourage healthier eating habits! These can include fighting the urge to binge eat, making healthy choices, and enjoying our food more.
So how DO we practice being mindful?
Mindfulness has many types, but most people practice through meditation. Meditation helps us stay alert and focused while relaxing and letting go. We do this by slowing down our breathing, calming our senses, and relaxing our bodies while deliberately paying attention to our thoughts and feelings without judgment. We focus on the present moment.
Mindfulness is the gift that keeps on giving! At Why Start Monday, we fully believe that being mindful is a vital part of an overall healthy lifestyle, and we encourage you to take the time each day to start practicing!