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In recent years, mindfulness has become a popular topic in the mental health field, but what exactly is it? Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your mind to the present. It is a state of awareness and active attention to the things happening in the present, such as your thoughts, feelings, and the physical sensations you feel in your body. With mindfulness comes awareness and acceptance. We first must learn to be aware of ourselves and what we are thinking, feeling, and emoting. Next, we begin to accept these things without judgment or self-criticism.
There are a variety of activities that you can do to practice mindfulness. As with any other skill, the more you practice, the easier it becomes. Listed below are different mindful activities you can try.
For short, quick mindful activities, try these:
For longer, more engaging mindful activities, try these: