Hi everyone – I’ve got another great post by author Mel Sands. Here she discusses mindfulness.
Mindfulness – More Than Simply Meditation
There is a growing interest in the natural and holistic ways in which we can ensure a better night’s sleep both for ourselves and for our children. However the newest technique being used as a complementary therapy to help with the physical and mental ails that can often affect sleep length and quality is mindfulness. Mindfulness is more than meditation. Mindfulness is the technique of taking time to acknowledge your thoughts and feelings to look inwards in order to be fully aware of your body and the effects that the world around you has on your body. Practicing mindfulness enables you to truly focus on your body and ascertain what you really need.
How Does Mindfulness Work?
Mindfulness works by bringing a multitude of different aspects into play together. It works by regulating your emotions, regulating your focus, increasing your levels of body awareness and changing your self-perspective. By combining all of these distinct components in a meaningful way you will begin to introduce mindfulness into every aspect of your life and truly see positive change to your health, your emotional state, and your general wellbeing.
The Benefit of Mindfulness
The benefit of mindfulness that is primarily interesting in this arena is the improved quality of sleep that accompanies this meditative technique, but there are other excellent benefits of choosing to practice mindfulness too. Mindfulness encourages individuals to make healthy choices about their lifestyle, including what they eat and drink. If you are struggling from a sleep disorder then changing your diet is often beneficial: mindfulness can help you to make those dietary changes in a simple and straightforward way. Mindfulness can also improve your memory, aid concentration, and improve the way you feel and behave when you are in the classroom.