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Mindfulness Summary

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Mindfulness SummaryA Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Have you ever heard of Mindfulness? You probably have. After all, blogs, the media, and people do not stop talking about it, don’t they? So we chose a super popular title on the subject to bring to 12 Minutes. Mindfulness, the book by Mark Williams and Danny Penman, is a guide on the subject that teaches you how to focus better and helps you develop your attention span.

The proposal is to reveal a set of simple but powerful practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to live with less stress, fear, and anxiety. These meditation exercises have been developed so that you get to know yourself better, learn about your own body and live in a positively.

Learn to deal with your thoughts and separate time during your day for these exercises. If you feel depressed, unhappy or stressed, using the teachings of this microbook can help you. Check them out!

“Mindfulness Summary”

Learn How To Focus

Many people wonder what Mindfulness is. The answer is simple. Mindfulness is a simple form of meditation that consists in focusing all your attention in your breath as the air enters and leaves your body. It is a state of mindfulness.

However, getting to this state is challenging. So let’s explain step by step how to get there.

The first step to mindfulness is learning to direct your focus to where you choose. This can be a very difficult exercise because the mind tends to wander, regardless of your preferences.

The first technique is focused on your breathing, which is a great tool to help you improve your focus skills. This exercise will ease your attention training, making you watch your thoughts while thinking about your breathing, guiding your thoughts as they begin to disperse. To begin:

  1. Sit or lie down in a relaxed position.
  2. Close your eyes and focus on the places your body is touching the chair.
  3. Do this for a few minutes until you are aware of your body and how it feels.
  4. Now try to relax completely.
  5. While doing this, think about how you feel by becoming aware of any sensation that catches your attention.

You may feel many things or notice a complete lack of sensation. Whether you feel it or not, that’s okay. Your goal is simply to be attentive. As you continue meditation, shift your focus to your chest and stomach, where you will notice the sensations caused by your breathing. Allow yourself to record the rise and fall of your body as you breathe in and out, and the relief it brings to your lungs.

As best you can, keep your focus on your breathing. Keep your thoughts focused on each breath and watch how you feel. Your brain can change thoughts, make plans or think about other things; This is your autopilot. It’s okay when that happens, so do not judge yourself and do not be upset.

Notice that your thoughts have strayed and guide yourself back to your breathing.

Commit yourself to do this meditation for eight minutes, twice a day, wherever you can. Separating this time to practice your focus on breathing will helps you begin to understand better how your thoughts work. Thoughts that get out of control are the biggest cause of anxiety and stress today.

As you practice bringing your thoughts to your breath, you are teaching yourself how to deal with unruly thoughts. With your thoughts under control, you can keep the feelings of anxiety and stress away.

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Be Conscious Of Your Body

To improve your body awareness and your sensations, you can practice a Body Scan meditation. You will begin to focus your awareness on specific areas of your body, noticing any sensation without judging or controlling them, renewing them with your breathing. The goal is to help you better understand and accept the feelings and physical reactions of your body by learning to breathe.

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