I’ve practiced mindfulness for over a decade. I was first introduced to the concept when I was hospitalized in a behavioral health center following a traumatic brain injury. Since then, it’s become a key element in my mental health and wellbeing, and it’s allowed me to both reduce anxiety and live well in spite of any residual anxiety or anxiety flares.
Mindfulness is so much more than trying to find time in our busy schedules to sit and meditate. In fact, while sitting meditation and mindfulness can go hand and hand, mindfulness doesn’t have to look like that at all.
Mindfulness is a way of
• Being with yourself that slows down the racing thoughts of anxiety
• Thinking rather than overthinking
• Interacting with others and the world around you
• Soothing yourself during a panic attack
• Reducing excessive worry
• Freeing yourself from fear
• Feeling confident in social situations
• Achieving inner peace no matter what chaos is happening around you
• Showing up for and living fully in every moment of your life
• Life itself
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