How Mindfulness Techniques can improve mental health?

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing your attention on the present moment purposefully and accepting it without any judgement. It is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in one’s life by increasing the ability to cope with life’s difficult times.

5 Basic Mindfulness Techniques that can be practiced every day

Basic meditation: Quietly sit and focus on your natural breathing or silently repeat on a word or any “mantra”. Allow thoughts to flow and let go without any judgement and return to focus on breathing or mantra.

Body Sensation: Notice subtle body sensation of each part of your body from head to toe and let them pass.

Sensory: Notice all the 5 senses i.e sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch- feel them without any judgement and let them go.

Emotions: Allow emotions to flow and practice relaxed naming of emotions i.e. joy, anger, happy, etc. Accept the presence of emotions and let them go without judging them.

Urge surfing: Cope up with your cravings by noticing how your body feels as the craving enters your body. Replace the wish for the craving to goes away with a certain knowledge that will subside.

How Mindfulness Techniques can improve your mental health?

How does mindfulness help in personal life?

  • Helps reduce tension, anxiety and stress.

  • Helps you realise you are not your thoughts.

  • Help appreciate little things more.

  • Helps in learning the art of acceptance.

  • Helps to kick self-defeating behaviours.

  • Help think clearly and less emotional turmoil.

  • Helps increase self-understanding, self-acceptance and self-esteem.

  • Help bring more joy, love and spontaneity.

  • Help understand a deeper sense of meaning and purpose to life.

  • Helps in being creative and enhances performance at work and play.

How Mindfulness Techniques can help in work life?

  1. Helps improve focus and concentration.

  2. Helps embrace criticism at work.

  3. Helps become a better listener.

  4. Helps improve relationship skills to become a better leader. 

  5. Helps you make better decisions.

  6. Helps in managing complex tasks to breaking down into simpler steps.

  7. Helps in taking things professionally and not personally.

  8. Help remain focused on work making yourself more efficient and productive.

  9. Helps improve the quality of work.

How mindfulness can be brought in children from an early age?

  • Keep it simple and establish gratitude practice.

  • Meditate with your kids.

  • Observe their present state without overly identifying with their emotions.

  • Parents and teachers can employ mindfulness techniques at home and at school.

  • Choosing behaviours at an early age beginning with paying attention to breathing.

  • Explaining the need to sit quiet and feeling our body when being sad, happy, angry or frustrated.

  • Implement mindfulness with daily life activities.

  • Model-Practice along with children.

  • Practice mindful eating by paying attention to the food and savour the flavour.

How Mindfulness Techniques can help children?

  • Helps kids become less anxious and more focused.

  • Help learn to observe their thoughts and feelings.

  • Helps increase self-awareness, social awareness and self-confidence.

  • Helps built positive relationships.

  • Help understand thoughts and identifying negative and positive thoughts.

  • Helps pay attention in a particular way- on purpose.

  • Helps take decisions non-judgementally.

  • Helps to be less emotionally reactive and more able to handle daily challenges and choose their behaviour.

  • Helps to put them to sleep easily.

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