Leaving mindfulness, people are prone to anxiety
Whether we like to admit it or not, our attention is often taken away from the current and our mind often wanders away. At this point, we lose connection with our bodies and soon we are immersed in what has happened, or all kinds of assumptions and worries about the future.
This is bound to make us vulnerable to depression and anxiety. Living in the past leads to depression. Living in the future leads to anxiety. In turn, depressed people tend to recall the past, while anxious people tend to worry about the future.
There is a great deal of scientific research that confirms that people who are able to maintain mindfulness live more easily and are less prone to emotions and states such as anxiety and depression.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness means that the brain is completely focused on what is happening, what you are doing, the space you are going through.
At the heart of mindfulness are two things:
1. Pay attention to the present;
2. Don't judge.
Mindfulness is a fundamental ability to live completely in the present moment, to be aware of where we are and what we are doing, rather than overreacting or being overwhelmed by what is happening around us.
Mindfulness is a quality that everyone is born with. You don't have to work hard to create it. You just have to learn how to approach it.
While mindfulness is innate, it can be developed through a number of techniques, particularly sitting, walking, standing, and meditation; The short pauses we insert into our daily lives; And combining meditation practices with other activities, such as yoga or sports.
Mindfulness, by observing our thoughts, allows us to reduce stress, improve performance, gain awareness and insight, and focus on the well-being of the wider population.