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.

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.

How to Stay Calm While Waiting in Line

Practice mindfulness, ease your stress, and enjoy a relaxing and fun vacation.

Need To Relax? There’s an App for That

Technology has come a long way in making our lives easier, including how we handle stress. If you need a new way to get a handle on the tension in your life, use this Monday to check out these apps and work toward a stress-free life.

Breathe In Light, Breathe Out Darkness

If you’re looking for a new way to start fresh on Mondays, as well as relax and keep your life positive, follow these simple steps to practice deep breathing and shift to the positive.

This is the Key To Achieving Your Goals

Focusing on a more positive mindset can help you achieve your goals, recognize where your life needs correction, and focus on what is going right

Unwind This Monday With The 5-4-3-2-1 Coping Technique

The goal of the 5-4-3-2-1 Coping Technique is to use the five senses to focus on the moment and avoid multiple anxious thoughts.

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.

Take It In – Let Awe Have a Moment

Try to remember the last time something left you speechless – but in a good way. Has something ever left you overwhelmed, impressed, or flushed with a slew of positive emotions that took your breath away? Letting yourself exist in a state of awe for a little while can be beneficial to your well-being while relieving you of burdensome stress. This Monday, find an opportunity to bring something that is literally awesome into your life.

Nature and Stress Relief: Take in the Earth’s Natural Sights and Let Go of Tension

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.

One-minute Meditations for When You Really Need a Minute

Many people claim that they just don’t have the time to spare a moment for mindfulness. These are the people who need to take that moment the most. While it’s a good idea to follow a practice that sets aside 10 to 15 minutes of deep breathing or meditation, taking just one minute can still help you calm your mind and clear your head. This Monday, take a minute to destress with some one-minute meditations.