My Understanding of Mindfulness - 07/27/21

My understanding of mindfulness is that it involves focusing on something like your breath or the food you are eating and consciously making yourself aware of the feelings/sensations that this action is giving you. It is being aware in the present moment- not letting your thoughts cloud your mind so that you can focus and put all your energy into the current task. Being aware of the thoughts that come up, but not acting on them.

 

One thing I learned from this course is that mindfulness can be done anywhere and at any time. It isn't limited to when you are sitting in your room with your eyes closed. You can practice mindfulness with any task you are completing at any point during the day.