Surprising Benefits of Mindfulness

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 04:12 Hrs
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Surprising Benefits of Mindfulness

Today’s world is a highly competitive world and it is very easy to get carried away with the stress and anxiety of everyday life. As important as it is to maintain a healthy body, it is equally important to focus on our mental wellbeing.

How can we reduce the stress of day to day life? Well, Mindfulness is the key. Mindfulness is nothing but being present in the current moment. Mindfulness meditation is a practice of being mindful of your surroundings and everything in the present moment and it has surprisingly positive effects on our psychological well-being.

Mindfulness is a very easy practice and when incorporated in everyday life it has a lot of health benefits. You can learn mindfulness practice from any psychologist in your area. You can simply type up clinic near me on your computer, to find psychologists in your area. Nonetheless, let us take a look on the health benefits of mindfulness.

1. Improves quality of sleep

A poor night’s sleep on a regular basis can impact you in a bad way both physically and mentally. Mindfulness meditation have been proved to improve the quality of sleep in adults significantly. Researchers have noted that regular practice of mindfulness mediation has resulted in the improvement of sleep quality and reduced all sleep related daytime impairment, leading to a better quality of life.

2. Lower stress levels

The fast paced society that we live in, contributes a lot to increase in stress levels. The effects of stress on our body can be minimized significantly with the help of mindfulness. Research conducted on multiple individuals have found that being present in the moment through mindfulness practice, reduces the level of stress hormone, Cortisol, thereby lowering the stress levels in our body.

3. Improves attention

Most the people living in the cities are more or less glued to a computer screen for their work. Sitting in the same place all day long is not good for your well-being and it especially causes a lack of attention. It is recommended that you get up and walk around from time to time and research have found that incorporating mindfulness in these daily small breaks can significantly improve a person’s attention span.

4. Reduces anxiety

If you are someone who gets anxious easily, then mindfulness is definitely the right thing for you. Multiple research have found that mindfulness meditation results in the reduction of anxiety levels to great extent. People who practiced mindfulness on a regular basis were seen to have significant drops in their anxiety levels after a few exercise sessions.

5. Help prevent depression relapse

Over the years, research has found that, cognitive therapies based on mindfulness have proved to be beneficial in preventing individuals from relapsing into depression. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy, effectively intervenes in depression relapse. If practiced from an early age, it helps protect against depression due to childhood trauma.

6. Banishes negative feelings

Meditation as they say, is the food for the mind and a training in mindfulness meditation can significantly remove any kind of negative feeling and help individuals develop a more positive attitude towards life. Incorporating mindfulness in your everyday life, will help improve your overall well-being.

As you can see mindfulness has a lot of benefits. Start practicing mindfulness today and start living a better and healthier life.

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