Mindfulness

According to Marlynn Wei from Psychology Today, “mindfulness helps to get ‘unstuck’ [from negative thoughts]”. In her article “Mindfulness Quiets Unhelpful Thoughts”, she mentions how it “encourages a lack of attachment to thoughts that wander through [the] mind.”

Attention and memory can mindfulness_featuredimprove by acknowledging and letting go of wandering thoughts, Wei mentions.

Also, researchers from Harvard Medical Schools in Massachusetts have found that mindfulness is an effective therapy for depression patients.

Furthermore, based on findings by Britta Holzel, James Carmody, Mark Vangel, Christina Congleton, Sita Yerramsetti, Tim Gard, and Sara Lazar in the US National Library of Medicine database, practicing mindfulness can even create more gray matter density.

Meditating practices often teach mindfulness, and seem to have an on-point understanding of it. Finding a meditation group can be another resource for learning about this.

I believe mindfulness can be practiced everyday. It is even taught at the Meditation Club in Kutztown University. This skill can greatly reduce anxiety. It takes some effort to understand how to use this mental strategy, but once mastered, it acts like a Claritin commercial. It peels away unneeded thoughts that cloud everyday judgments.

I recommend learning more about mindfulness. The sooner one learns to use it, the sooner one can be the master of one’s mind. After all, Mahatma Ghandi states, “The future depends on what you do today.”

 

 

 

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