“A trained mind brings happiness; an untrained mind brings suffering.” – The Buddha
No matter what stage you are at in your life, Mindfulness can help to lift your mood and give you a greater sense of freedom – free from stress, fear or anxiety.
Mindfulness is an ancient practice found in a wide range of Eastern philosophies including Buddhism, Taoism and Yoga. It is fast becoming recognised in Western psychology as one of the most effective ways to vastly improve people’s lives, particularly for those who suffer from stress, anxieties, low motivation, pain or even addiction. In the UK, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has been scientifically approved by the National Institution of Clinical Excellence (NICE).
These are some of the main benefits that can come from practicing mindfulness regularly:
- Develop a sense of calm
- Manage pressure more easily
- Improve your concentration and your performance at work
- Improve your tolerance in difficult situations
- Find a closer connection with other people
- Feel more alive on a day-to-day basis
It doesn’t take a lot to begin practicing mindfulness, but it helps to have support and guidance, as well as reminders and tools to help you stay on track. With a little help, you can soon be on your way to developing an entirely different mindset in day-to-day life.