The mind has a natural tendency to be distracted by reflecting on past events or trying to anticipate the future. Mindfulness is about training yourself to pay attention in a specific way and allows us to be fully present in the ‘here and now’ without becoming lost in our thoughts.
Benefits of mindfulness
Studies have suggested that regular practice of mindfulness increases the brain’s gray matter in regions closely associated with memory, learning, and emotional regulation. Mindfulness has also shown to reduce stress, increase creativity, improve focus and enhance relationships.