Posts for the Topic Mindfulness

How to practice moment-to-moment mindfulness

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You might have heard of the term mindfulness in connection to meditation. But mindfulness strategies include more than just meditation. Mindfulness is the process of being present-focused (which means attending to the moment and not being pulled away by worries or regrets), non-judgmental (observing and describing our experiences), and accepting (not actively struggling against your experience). The great news is that you don’t need to spend a lot of time to practice mindfulness.

How to incorporate meditation into your life

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Taking some time in your day to do some quiet reflection and deep breathing can be a really beneficial way to lower your stress levels. Meditation and mindfulness exercises are two ways you can help your body relax by focusing your thoughts and slowing your breathing. You might be wondering if you have time to build these kinds of exercises into your already busy schedule, but the good news is that even a small amount of focused mindfulness can help relax your mind and body.

Three things you can do today to calm your mind

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Studies haven’t concluded yet how many thoughts we have in a day, but different results have found people can have anywhere between 12,000 and 70,000. These numbers can feel overwhelming during times of heightened stress and anxiety, as it can be difficult to stop the constant stream of worry and negativity that floods your mind. So what can you do to slow down the flow of thoughts running through your mind?

Mindfulness and meditation for stress reduction

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You may have seen a recent study from University of Waterloo that found that 10 minutes of meditation can help anxious people focus in stressful situations.

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