Paradoxically, even though we do daily activities, not everyone actually lives in the present. For many of us, living in the present is very difficult, because our mind is connected to a dream-like state and we often focus on the past, thinking about things that we should have done, bringing our worries to the present and planning the future.
Of course, it’s not a bad thing to think about your future, but if you do this constantly and forget to live in the present, you risk affecting your mental or physical health, because these actions could lead to anxiety, stress, depression or even panic attacks. According to experts, the more you focus on your past and future, the more empty and sad you will feel.
The truth is that it’s human nature to feel, think and imagine, but you have to control these sensations without doing anything with them or letting them affect you emotionally. So, if you want to improve your quality of life and well-being, you need to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in your daily activities without judging or being overwhelmed by what’s going on around you.
That being said, here are some ways that can help you practice mindfulness. Read on to find out more info!