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.

Taming Your “Monkey Mind”

Sometimes it feels like thoughts are jumping all over the place, like a monkey swinging from vine to vine. This constant mental activity can create worry, stress, and even loss of sleep. This Monday, destress with some focused and centered breathing to tame your monkey mind.

Three Simple Steps for Mindful Walking On Monday

Make Monday an occasion to try some mindful walking when you need to de-stress for a few minutes between activities.

This Monday, Take A Pause and Alleviate Stress

When situations become heated, give your stress a time-out this Monday. Putting on the brakes in a stressful situation can stop the momentum of your stress from building and preserve your well-being.

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.