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Mindfulness has developed over the last couple of years. It is the lifestyle of living in the now. The term mindfulness is broadly what professionals are trying to teach people through such techniques as meditation and cognitive behaviour therapy.
It’s basically teaching your mind to be present in the now when your body and mind is wanting to wander to whatever else you have to do.
Mindfulness is where you are aware. In the moment you are aware about what you are doing and whatever it may be that you are doing you are fully present.
Training your brain to be fully aware in the moment is a technique that anyone can use to relax the brains reaction to the harsh realities of social expectation and stress caused from day to day living.
Slowing down your reaction to the world by taking things one thing at a time and pausing to breathe can really relax any person with heightened stress levels.
If you slow down and control your reaction it will in the long term cause you much less stress. For instance if you miss the train instead of over reacting and stressing about what you can’t control. No problem, just catch the next train and don’t stress. If you have to get somewhere but want to be early but also don’t want to pay tolls to drive the fast way. Just relax and take the non toll way and take the extra ten minutes to get where you need to go. These are pretty simplified examples but in a full of stress world reacting badly or being quick to act can actually cause more problems in the future.