A number of recent studies show that regular ‘quietening of the mind’ can develop improved awareness and concentration, in other words – become more mindful. The latest scientific research is also showing how it reduces stress and improves overall well being.
Doing this on a regular basis will enable you to become even more aware of what you are experiencing and what is really going on around you.
With raised awareness you can respond more effectively to the situation at hand rather than just reacting to a surge of neuro-chemicals and emotional triggers.
A great place to start practicing mindfulness is with a Body Awareness Exercise where you take a few minutes to observe your breathing and then systematically relax your toes, feet, legs and body all the way to your head.