Mindfulness

Simply put, this is the act of paying close attention to your thoughts, feelings and sensations as they’re happening. This is sometimes called being present in the moment. When your thoughts drift away from being “present,” just notice it and gently redirect your attention back without being critical of yourself. According to research, regular practice of mindfulness – even for short periods – provides a variety of health benefits, such as improving your focus, decreasing anxiety, reducing depression and boosting your immune system.

Mindfulness works because it helps buffer us from the habitual patterns of thought that often center on past worries or anxieties about the future. With practice, you’ll gradually gain more control over your thoughts and progress towards a healthier, more positive outlook.

You can practice mindfulness anytime and anywhere, such as during a daily activity like teeth brushing or while taking a walk or even while waiting in line. Just focus your attention on one or more aspects of that particular moment. It could be your surrounding sounds or the sensations of your breathing. When your attention wanders, just return your attention to your focal point.

Destress in a Garden this Monday

This Monday, destress by exploring a garden or park near you! It can benefit your mind, body, and soul. Take a stroll through a park on your way to work, enjoy your lunch hour in a garden near your office, or sit on a lawn for an outdoor evening concert or movie.

Use Mondays to Be Kind to Yourself

Typically, we think of kindness as flowing out to others, but it can also mean being kind to ourselves. Let’s use Monday to see kindness in a new light.

Get Calm Fast: Mindful Breathing Can Help Any Time, Anywhere

How do you calm down when you’re feeling stressed? It’s an important question to ask yourself. One recommendation from doctors and scientists is to focus on your breath. This Monday, we share popular yet researched-supported breathing techniques to help you calm down quickly.

Food for Thought This Monday

Is your life always on the go? Do you find yourself rushing a lot and even rushing meals? Our daily hustle can be stressful, but having a mindful meal could be a way to slow it down and provide you with a pleasant and healthy break.

This Monday, Discover a Mindfulness Tool to Beat Stress

The benefits of practicing mindfulness aren’t a secret. Mindfulness is a way of regaining balance when life feels shaky. It can bring you back to center and steady you again. It also provides a variety of health benefits, such as improving your focus, decreasing anxiety, reducing depression, and boosting your immune system.

This Monday, Tackle Stress with Gratitude

Power up your Monday with positivity by cultivating gratitude. You’ll experience more well-being, less fatigue, and a brighter outlook.

This Monday, take a moment to find your calmest self.

Want a successful and enjoyable tactic for keeping calm when things are stressful? Take a moment to return to your center this Monday by visualizing a stress-free, happy place.

Place Your Goals within Reach — and Your Stress Far Away

Monday is for taking a fresh approach to re-imagining your future. If you’ve been feeling stressed, take a moment to see a different outcome.

Extend Out and Spread the Warmth in Your Daily Interactions

This Monday, learn how to practice your compassion and spread the love and positivity you receive from your mother, father, and loved ones to everyone you meet.

This Monday, Take in the Earth’s Natural Sights and Let Stress Disappear

Our first family portrait is the Blue Marble, the first picture of Earth ever taken from space. It gives you a child-like rush of curiosity and awe when you see it the first time. Take this Monday to reconnect to this feeling and celebrate Earth Day.