Stress, change, physical illness, and relationships – these are just a few of the areas where mindfulness skills can improve your life. For as popular as the idea of mindfulness has become over the past few years, it may still feel abstract and difficult to implement in daily life.
First of all, mindfulness isn’t not thinking. Though we could all use a break from the endless running commentary in our heads; mindfulness is less about silencing those internal experiences, and more about getting less stuck on them. Through various meditation, visualization, and therapeutic techniques, we can learn to observe our thoughts calmly, even lovingly, and reap the benefits of mindfulness.