You’ve probably heard of mindfulness before, but do you really understand what it means to be actively mindful throughout the day. As busy individuals, we often find ourselves lost in the trenches of our day to day lives and we can forget to be mindful of the present moment. This can cause us to get locked on to the past or dread the future which is a surefire way to feel stress, anxiety, and even depression. Overall this can impact our lives negatively so it’s important for us to focus on how mindfulness can improve your life.
Stop Ruminating So Much
Do you stay up late at night running situations and conversations through your mind over and over again until you’re exhausted of thinking about it? You probably miss out on a lot of sleep this way and I promise you that if you’re doing it while you’re around other people, you’re missing out on spending quality time with others.
With mindfulness, you can forget about the past and stop worrying about the future simply by focusing on the present moment. You can’t dwell on the past if you are being mindful of your immediate present.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety
As we mentioned above, ruminating can lead to stress and anxiety but rather it is often a symptom of stress and anxiety. By taking a pause to focus on where you are and what you’re doing in the immediate present, you can figuratively step away from the things that stress you out. This means taking a moment to smell the flowers or to take a deep breath and focus on other sensations such as taste and sight. Practicing mindfulness can help you get out of your head.
Decrease Your Emotional Reactivity
Are you somebody who reacts impulsively to your emotions? I sure was. Sometimes when we are not being mindful or present it can be easy to be blindsided by an emotional knee-jerk reaction when we feel an emotion. Practicing mindfulness can get you in the habit of taking things in and chewing them over which will give you a few extra moments to process situations before reacting to them. In a way you become a little more stoic by giving yourself time to process how you feel in the moment and why you may feel that way before responding.
Improved Interpersonal Relationships
All in all, being mindful really has a positive effect on all of the relationships in your life. Mindfulness creates great habits that become second nature to you in your personal life and in your professional life. Not only will you be more emotional present for the people in your life, you will be in a better mood which is sure to positively impact your relationships with others.
Meditate With Laterra Gems
Practicing mindfulness is a great way to improve your life. For many practitioners, incorporating healing crystals and gemstones into the mindfulness meditations can help them focus on a specific outcome. You can find the best selection of gemstones and crystals at Laterra Gems. We carry only the highest quality gemstones and crystals available to ensure that you can find the right gemstones for your mindfulness meditations.