Mindfulness – What is it?
Mindfulness is often described as the ability to be attentive to the present moment as it unfolds in a curious, non-judgmental and accepting manner.
Try it now: Use one minute to explore what you see around you: which colours, nuances, surfaces etc. Then alternate to describe the content of your thoughts: “Right now I am thinking about…” “Right now my mind is occupied with…” without putting any negative emotions or values on it – just explore it as if you were an observing researcher.
Doing exercises like this can help you improve your ability to, when needed, distance yourself from disturbing thoughts and emotions as well as give you longer response time which is beneficial to form calmer and more elaborated responses to occurrences.