MindÂ·fulÂ·ness, as defined by the dictionary, is, a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.
Mindfulness is a practice that is available to all of us in every moment if we take the time to appreciate it.
Read on to learn how practicing mindfulness can enhance your daily life.
Mindfulness can be practiced at any time and in any setting with a variety of mental health benefits.
Dr. Joshua Cutler fromProvidence Medical Group explains practicing mindfulness has been shown to be a very effective way to respond to stress.
âRather than trying to live âstress freeâ, it is more effective to acknowledge that we often can't control the stresses of life, but can instead learn to âsurf the wavesâ of life by learning skills to stay engaged with what matters to us, no matter what thoughts, feelings, or circumstances arise,â Dr. Cutler said.
Thanks for checking out Day 16 of our 21-Day Stress Management Challenge in partnership with the Well Being Trust andProvidence St. Joseph Health.
Check out our tips from Day 1 - Day 15 below !
Day 1: Get Outside
Day 2: Laugh
Day 3: Meditation
Day 4: Journaling
Day 5: Me Time
Day 6: Yoga
Day 7: Vitamins and Supplements
Day 8: Reduce Caffeine
Day 9: Essential Oils
Day 10: Cut Back On Procrastination
Day 11: Light a Candle
Day 12: Checking Gum
Day 13: Spend Time With Family and Friends
Day 14: Organize Your Space
Day 15: Establish Boundaries
Melina Alves contributed to this post.