Mindfulness – A word that is becoming increasingly common in our society, but did you know the practice is based on Eastern and Western traditions dating back to thousands of years ago?
Why has it stood the test of time and been practiced for so long?
One argument could be that it successfully improves individual's overall wellbeing. Mindfulness is simple, practical, efficient, and has major benefits to our overall wellbeing and functioning… it really is “priceless”.
Research has shown many benefits from mindfulness activities, and more specifically in regards to diabetes;
So, how can you practice mindfulness?
Try to be aware in ‘a’ moment, the sights, sounds, smells and even your actions – as all the other “stuff” can be thought about some other time.
Try to give 100% of your attention to every mouthful when eating meals and snacks, without distractions.
Did you notice that it was challenging to just be in the moment – without your brain talking to itself?
Do you have more energy?
Are you more productive?
Do you feel less stressed?
Are you sleeping better?
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