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How to Use Mindfulness for Quick Stress Reduction

Many people come to mindfulness for stress reduction. Stress impacts everyone, regardless of your job, home life or financial situation. If you’re alive, you’re going to experience stress. The question [more…]

How to Practice an Entire Day of Mindfulness

In this day and age, people work very hard. Maybe you need an entire mindful day to recharge. You’re working hard for your employers, your own business or perhaps at home, looking after your parents or [more…]

How to Overcome Boredom and Restlessness to Practice Mindfulness

Boredom and restlessness are like opposite poles of an energy scale and are common complaints when attempting mindfulness. Boredom is associated with a lack of enthusiasm and connection, whereas restlessness [more…]

How to Stay Awake during Mindfulness Meditation

Sleep and mindfulness are opposites. When you fall asleep you’re at a low level of consciousness; lower than during normal everyday life. Meditation is designed to heighten your state of awareness, so [more…]

How to Deal with Common Distractions during Mindfulness Meditation

Distractions – whether internal or external – are a part of mindfulness meditation. They go hand in hand. If you find yourself frustrated, criticizing the distraction and getting annoyed, feel it, let [more…]

Learn from Negative Experiences for Mindfulness Meditation

People often don’t know what to do with negative experiences that can come with mindfulness meditation. Think back to the first time you met a dog. If your first encounter with a dog was pleasant, you’re [more…]

How to Approach Difficulties with Kindness for Mindfulness Meditation

When you’re faced with a difficulty in life, how do you meet it? How you relate to difficulties can be applied to your mindfulness meditation and plays a big role in the outcome. Your difficulties offer [more…]

How to Write a Gratitude Journal for Mindfulness

A gratitude journal is a powerful and simple way of boosting your wellbeing with mindfulness. The journal is simply a daily record of things in your life that you’re grateful for. By reflecting on what [more…]

How to Generate Positive Emotions with Mindfulness

Mindfulness is about offering a warm, kind, friendly, accepting awareness to your moment-by-moment experience (all positive emotions), whatever that may be. For this reason, any practice of mindfulness [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness to Cope with Anger

Anger can be healthy if the emotion is controlled and used sparingly. Mindfulness can help cool the unwanted, unhealthy anger. When is anger helpful? Healthy anger is good if you’re being treated unfairly [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness to Manage Pain

Pain is something every person will be faced with at some point. Mindfulness can help you approach pain in a healthy way. Acute pain is a sharp pain lasting for a short time, sometimes defined as less [more…]

How to Release Your Creativity with Mindfulness

What is creativity? Where does creativity come from and how can mindfulness help you access it? How can you become happier and more creative? Good questions! The act of creativity is a deep mystery. If [more…]

How to Assess Your Stress with Mindfulness

The first step in using mindfulness to help with stress is to know when it is happening. How do you know when you’re beginning to get stressed about something? What are your early warning signs? Does your [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness to Respond to Stress

When experiencing stress, the things that you do automatically, the opposite of a mindful awareness, are called stress reactions. If you’re lucky, some of your reactions may be helpful and therefore dissipate [more…]

How to Manage Stress with Mindfulness

Stress is a common complaint for most adults. Mindfulness offers some strategies for managing your stress levels. Trying a single strategy one time isn’t enough. You will have to teach your body how to [more…]

How to Reduce Fatigue with Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help reduce fatigue. If you’re full of energy, getting your daily tasks done is a no-brainer – you may come home from work brimming with energy, able to cook, clean, go out with your friends [more…]

How to Mindfully Deal with Depression

Of all mental health conditions, recurring depression has most clearly been shown to respond to mindfulness. If the body of evidence continues to grow, mindfulness may go on to become the standard treatment [more…]

How to Calm Anxiety with Mindfulness

Consider using mindfulness practices to help calm anxiety. Anxiety is a natural human emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. [more…]

See the Connection between Mind and Body with Mindfulness

Mindfulness allows you to see the connection between the mind and body. This can be useful when dealing with any situation. Imagine you’re scared of spiders. As you walk downstairs before dawn, you can [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness during Ill Health

In the mindfulness-based stress reduction clinic, a popular saying is: ‘If you can breathe, there’s more right with you than wrong with you.’ You don’t even have to be able to sit up or to move to benefit [more…]

How to Teach Mindfulness to Children

Before you attempt to teach your children the art of mindfulness, consider how they learn. By adopting the right attitude to this important and challenging endeavor, you’re more likely to avoid unnecessary [more…]

Games that Teach Children Mindfulness

Children love games. Games can help teach mindfulness by focusing your child’s mind and, at the same time, having an element of fun. Then, in this more focused state of mind, you can do a short, guided [more…]

Mindfulness Meditations for Children

Some shy away from attempting to teach children mindfulness or meditation, But the truth is that, like anything else, learning to do something as a child is easier and helps set healthy practices for life [more…]

How to Practice Mindful Parenting

Parenting is the most difficult, stressful, important and probably most fulfilling responsibility in the world. In short, it’s a perfect area for mindfulness. A good parent needs not only to nurture the [more…]

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness was originally developed in ancient times, and can be found in Eastern and Western cultures. Mindfulness is a translation of the ancient Indian word [more…]

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