The way we think, and what we think about, can affect how we feel and act. Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves noticing what's happening in the present moment, without judgement. You might take notice and be aware of your mind, body or surroundings.
Mindfulness aims to help you:
- Feel calmer and less stressed
- Feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
- Cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
- Be kinder towards yourself
Studies show that mindfulness can help to manage common mental health problems like depression, anxiety and feelings of stress.
Many people find practicing mindfulness helps them manage their day-to-day wellbeing, but it doesn't always work for everyone.
Is mindfulness right for you?